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Torr Bann Na Gruagaich,chambered cairn

A Scheduled Monument in Thurso and Northwest Caithness, Highland

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Latitude: 58.518 / 58°31'4"N

Longitude: -3.618 / 3°37'4"W

OS Eastings: 305850

OS Northings: 960004

OS Grid: ND058600

Mapcode National: GBR K6F6.PG6

Mapcode Global: WH5BW.D5DD

Entry Name: Torr Bann Na Gruagaich,chambered cairn

Scheduled Date: 30 November 1933

Last Amended: 9 December 1992

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM489

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: long cairn

Location: Halkirk

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Thurso and Northwest Caithness

Traditional County: Caithness


The monument consists of a prehistoric long cairn which is about 42m long and up to 19m wide, with a prominent round mound situated at its

N end. This round mound is a round cairn, about 19m in diameter and

1.8m high, which appears to have been opened and robbed in the

centre. The stones of an entrance passageway and of a two-compartment chamber are visible from the top of the round mound. The remaining section of the long cairn is a maximum of 0.5m high and has been disturbed to the S by ploughing connected with forestry planting.

Stones which have probably been removed from the cairn have been used

in the construction of a building, the foundations of which stand to

the SE end of the round cairn.

The area to be scheduled measures a maximum of 60m S-N by 50m W-E, to include the long cairn and an area around it 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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