EHG5914 - Excavation - Battle Moss, Loch of Yarrows



University of Glasgow & University of Cardiff


July 2005


An excavation was undertaken by the Universities of Glasgow and Cardiff in July 2005 at Battle Moss in the Yarrows Loch area. The aim of the excavation was to reveal the full extent of a cairn discovered to the north of the Battle Moss Stone Rows during investigations in 2003 (see EHG5911 & EHG5912), and examine the possibility that several phases of construction and re-design had been undertaken in its construction. A 10 x 10m trench was opened up over the centre of the monument, encompassing the 2003 trenches and much of the body of the cairn. Finds from the excavation were limited to flint and a few small sherds of pottery – no further material for dating was recovered. The excavation of the ring cairn has revealed a far more complex monument than was initially envisaged. It was evident that there were at least five phases of building. <1> No DSR has been forthcoming. It is anticipated that a published account will be produced at some point [IS-L 13/10/2022].

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Location Battle Moss, Loch of Yarrows
Grid reference Centred ND 3129 4412 (10m by 10m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND34SW
Civil Parish WICK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Ring Cairn - Battle Moss (Monument)

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Oct 13 2022 3:38PM

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