MHG1008 - Horned Cairn, Baillie Hill

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Type and Period (1)

  • CHAMBERED LONG CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

On summit of Baillie Hill, are remains of a long horned cairn, now overgrown with turf. It is 63m long from NW to SE, and comprises a distinct mound at the SE end, 16m NW-SE by 15m transversely and 0.9m high, with the remainder of the cairn low and fading towards the NW, where it is about 7.5m broad. There are vestigial horns at S and E ends of the cairn, and at the high SE end are two upright, earthfast slabs aligned NW-SE and protruding 0.1m through the turf; they are 0.5m apart and are 0.9m and 0.6m long respectively. There is no evidence of a chamber.
Surveyed at 1:2500. Visited by OS (J B) 19 10 1981; R J Mercer 1985.


Mercer, R. J. & Hill, P.H., 1985, Archaeological field survey in northern Scotland: Volume III: 1982-1983, 178, No. 184 (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG2512.


Davidson, JL and Henshall, A S, 1991, The chambered cairns of Caithness: an inventory of the structures and their contents, 163, no. 71; plan (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2115.

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Location

Grid reference Centred ND 0489 6438 (100m by 100m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND06SW
Civil Parish HALKIRK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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