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Creich Mains, chambered cairn 1170m north east of

A Scheduled Monument in North, West and Central Sutherland, Highland

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Latitude: 57.8742 / 57°52'27"N

Longitude: -4.2714 / 4°16'17"W

OS Eastings: 265377

OS Northings: 889455

OS Grid: NH653894

Mapcode National: GBR H7TX.J4H

Mapcode Global: WH3CD.CB7X

Entry Name: Creich Mains, chambered cairn 1170m NE of

Scheduled Date: 9 May 1939

Last Amended: 7 November 1994

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM1805

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: chambered cairn

Location: Creich (Highland)

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: North, West and Central Sutherland

Traditional County: Sutherland


The monument consists of a chambered cairn on the top of a steep

sided moorland ridge.

The chambered cairn is round and may originally have been horned. It

is about 17m in diameter and 1.8m high and of bare stone. In the

centre a number of slabs protrude from the body of the cairn and

these probably form part of the structure of an internal chamber. The most prominent of these stones projects 1m from the surface of the cairn. A possible horn projects from the NW side of the cairn.

The area to be scheduled measures 50m in diameter, to include the chambered cairn and an area around in which traces of activities associated with the construction and use of the cairn may survive, as shown in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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