MHG1200 - Burnt Mound, Hopefield
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Type and Period (2)
- BURNT MOUND (Undated)
- (Former Type) CAIRN (Undated)
- None recorded
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.
- --- Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Mercer, R J. 1981. Archaeological field survey in northern Scotland: volume II, 1980-81. University of Edinburgh. 30/12/1981. Paper and Digital. 146, No. 409; plan.
- --- Text/Report: 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. 452.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Name Book (County). Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey. Book No. 11, 157.
|Grid reference||Centred ND 0714 6771 (16m by 16m) (Buffered by site type)|
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/7799 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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