Region : Highlands Home
District : Caithness Map
Town or village : Shebster List
Grid Reference : ND 012 653 Glossary
Period : 3rd millennium BC Bibliography
Cnoc Freiceadain South
(Na Tri Shean)

Cnoc Freiceadain South image

An unexcavated long horned chambered cairn on the crest of a hill in Caithness (Highlands).
In the photo, the 70m long cairn is seen from the top of its 2m high north-west end. On the opposite side, the 3m high south-east mound is visible. There are several slabs projecting from the cairn material.
The long cairn appears to be the product of two independent heeled-shaped and horned cairns linked by a low mound.
The local name Na Tri Shean means 'The Three Fairy Mounds'.
A similar chambered tomb (Cnoc Freiceadain North) lies a few metres to the north. The two cairns are set at right angles to each other.
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