Region : Highlands Home
District : Caithness Map
Town or village : Shebster List
Grid Reference : ND 013 654 Glossary
Period : 3rd millennium BC Bibliography
Cnoc Freiceadain North

Cnoc Freiceadain North image

An unexcavated long horned chambered cairn on the crest of a hill in Caithness (Highlands). It is about 67m long (horns excluded). Some slabs protrude from the cairn material, indicating the presence of some burial chambers.
The south-west end (on the right in the photo), resembling a round cairn, is 2.5m high. It was probably the first stage of construction of the elongated cairn. At the opposite north-east side traces of two projecting 'horns' are still visible.
A similar cairn (Cnoc Freiceadain South) lies a few metres to the south. The two cairns are set at right angles to each other.
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