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Torr Beag, chambered cairn 500m north east of Beinn Freiceadain, Brawlbin

A Scheduled Monument in Thurso and Northwest Caithness, Highland

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Latitude: 58.4841 / 58°29'2"N

Longitude: -3.6085 / 3°36'30"W

OS Eastings: 306312

OS Northings: 956222

OS Grid: ND063562

Mapcode National: GBR K6G9.FRV

Mapcode Global: WH5C2.J0WT

Entry Name: Torr Beag, chambered cairn 500m NE of Beinn Freiceadain, Brawlbin

Scheduled Date: 4 December 1933

Last Amended: 26 July 2001

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM490

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: chambered cairn

Location: Reay

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Thurso and Northwest Caithness

Traditional County: Caithness


The monument comprises the remains of a prehistoric chambered burial cairn. When it was scheduled in 1933 an inadequate area was identified for protection. Hence this extension.

The cairn is about 24m by 20m across, and stands 2.5m high. There are traces of a central chamber and the entrance to this, from the SE, may be discerned amongst the tumbled stone. Two lintel stones survive in the passage.

The area now to be scheduled is circular, 40m in diameter and centred on the centre of the cairn. This area includes the cairn and an area around it where associated remains are likely to survive below ground level. The area is marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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