MHG1026 - Chambered Cairn, Hill of Shebster


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

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Cairn (NR) OS 6"map, Caithness, 2nd ed., (1907)

The heavily-robbed remains of this round, stalled cairn of Orkney-Cromarty type are 80ft in diameter.
A S Henshall 1963.

This turf-covered chambered cairn, 1.6m max height & approx 26m diameter, has been mutilated by an excavation trench in NE. The top has been robbed revealing seven stone slabs forming the stalls of a gallery grave and two portal stones are in SE corner of cairn.
Resurveyed at 1:2500. Visited by OS (N K B) 13 11 1964.

This chambered cairn is as described by the previous authorities.
Visited by OS (J B) 11 September 1981.

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Grid reference Centred ND 0118 6462 (80m by 80m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND06SW
Civil Parish REAY
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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