MHG1027 - Possible Cairn, Hill of Shebster


Site of possible cairn.

Type and Period (1)

  • CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

As described above. Visited by OS (J B) 11 September 1981.

This circular, grass-covered, flat-topped mound survives to a maximum height of 1.4m and is 20m in diameter. It appears to consist mainly of small rubble stones and is probably a cairn.
Resurveyed at 1:2500. Visited by OS (N K B) 11 November 1964.

The turf-covered, indefinite, circular construction at SE end of the Hill of Shebster has a diameter of 58ft and a height of 4ft.
RCAHMS 1911.

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

RCAHMS, 1911, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments and Constructions of Scotland. Third report and inventory of monuments and constructions in the county of Caithness, 106, No. 393 (Text/Report). SHG2664.

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Grid reference Centred ND 0147 6443 (14m by 14m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND06SW
Civil Parish REAY
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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