MHG1200 - Burnt Mound, Hopefield


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Type and Period (2)

  • BURNT MOUND (Undated)
  • (Former Type) CAIRN (Undated)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

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

Nothing worthy of note was found when this cairn, of which hardly a trace remains, was cut through by a road.
RCAHMS 1911; Name Book 1872.

This cairn has been destroyed on the SW by the construction of a road, and on the NE by ploughing. All that remains is a grass-covered ridge, 1.0m maximum height and 2.0m maximum width, containing many rubble stones.
Revised at 1:2500.
Visited by OS (N K B) 4 November 1964.

(ND 0714 6771) Cairn (NR) (site of)
OS 6"map, (1969)

No change to previous field report.
Visited by OS (N K B) 24 August 1981.

'Burnt mound'. Trackway cutting reveals a section containing burnt and organically stained material. 14 by 7m and 1m high.
R J Mercer 1981.

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Grid reference Centred ND 0714 6771 (16m by 16m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND06NE
Civil Parish THURSO
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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