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Carriside,chambered cairn 350m north west of

A Scheduled Monument in Thurso and Northwest Caithness, Highland

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Latitude: 58.5117 / 58°30'42"N

Longitude: -3.5941 / 3°35'38"W

OS Eastings: 307223

OS Northings: 959278

OS Grid: ND072592

Mapcode National: GBR K6H7.8CF

Mapcode Global: WH5BW.RBQ5

Entry Name: Carriside,chambered cairn 350m NW of

Scheduled Date: 8 November 1934

Last Amended: 1 December 1992

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM440

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: chambered cairn

Location: Reay

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Thurso and Northwest Caithness

Traditional County: Caithness


This monument consists of a prehistoric chambered cairn on sloping moorland above Loch Calder.

The chambered cairn measures 23m N-S by 21m E-W. It is a heather- and turf-covered mound with a maximum height of 1.7m. Traces of some of

the stones which formed the passageway and chamber protrude through

the top of the mound. The entrance to the chamber is from the SE and about 6m long. The chamber is about 8m long and is divided into 3 compartments, 3m, 3.5m and 2m long respectively. Stone has been

removed at some time in the past from the E area of the cairn.

The area to be scheduled measures 75m E-W by 55m N-S, to include the chambered cairn and an area around in which traces of activities associated with its construction and use may survive, as shown in red

on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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