MHG1054 - Building, Ushat Head


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Type and Period (1)

  • BUILDING (Undated)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Surface mounds suggesting an early oblong building with rounded ends can be seen at Ushat Head, at the edge of the bank above the rocks, about 1/2 mile E of Mains of Brims.
RCAHMS 1911.

At ND 0489 7085 on the cliff edge is the feature almost certainly noticed by RCAHMS. It is footing of rectangular building measuring about 6m E - W by 3m transversely within traces of a turf-covered wall about 1m wide. E end appears to have rounded corners; W end has been eroded exposing dry-stone work of its wall about 0.5m high. Its condition is too poor to allow better assessment.
Visited by OS (I S S) 20 April 1972.

The footings of a building of unknown date and purpose as described by previous OS field investigator. No further information.
Visited by OS (N K B) 13 August 1981.

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, 125, No. 450 (Text/Report). SHG2664.

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Grid reference Centred ND 0489 7085 (30m by 30m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND07SW
Civil Parish THURSO
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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