MHG1223 - Site of Two Cairns - Creag Bhreac Mhor


Site of 2 cairns. Previous authorities have interpreted the features as hut circles.

Type and Period (2)

  • CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)
  • (Alternate Type) HUT CIRCLE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Situated on a prominent ridge, immediately NW of the stone rows in a hollow (see ND06NW 8), are two denuded heather-covered cairns, not hut circles. They are circular, 8m in diameter and 0.2m high, each with a distinct central depression. The content is not exposed.
Revised at 1:10560. Visited by OS (N K B) 24 November 1981.

(ND 0111 6599 & ND 0113 6599) Hut Circles (NR)
OS 6"map, (1969)

At ND 0111 6599 and ND 0113 6599 there are two heather-covered circular constructions, 5 and 3m in diameter respectively, and 0.2m high, which have the appearance of hut circles.
Survyed at 1:2500. Visited by OS (N K B) 20 November 1964.

There are two small possible hut circles or mounds to W of stone rows described on ND06NW 8.
RCAHMS 1911.

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, 107-8, No. 397 (Text/Report). SHG2664.

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Grid reference Centred ND 0111 6600 (43m by 34m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND06NW
Civil Parish REAY
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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