MHG1301 - Burnt Mound, Dalemore

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Type and Period (2)

  • BURNT MOUND (Undated)
  • (Alternate Type) NATURAL FEATURE (Undated)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Brough (NR) OS 6" map, Caithness, 2nd ed., (1908)

Setting of Slabs, Dalmore: On E side of Thurso River, opposite Dalmore, is a grassy mound, marked 'Brough' on the OS map. The mound appears to be natural, but from the base at one side three large stones protrude. Their connection with any sepulchral construction is not obvious, nor is their purpose evident.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1910.

This grass-covered mound appears to be entirely composed of river gravel and thus may be natural. It measures overall 10.8m N-S by 14.3m E-W and 1.1m high. Some 2m in from its S edge three stones protrude on average 0.3m high. The mound is much too small to contain a broch, and may possibly result from field clearance (haugh on which it lies has been extensively rig-and-furrow cultivated).
Visited by OS (W D J) 12 April 1961.

OS 6" map, (1963) shows a mound at ND 1435 4891, but not at ND 1446 4891 where site is shown on OS 6" map, 2nd ed., (1908). This may be a misplot or an omission (as that mound is not an antiquity). Info from OS.

This mound, at ND 1446 4894, is a burnt mound, physically as described by previous authorities. A content of burnt stones is evident. One of three upright stones has now fallen.
Surveyed at 1:10,000. Visited by OS (J B) 1 March 1982.


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, 43, No. 153 (Text/Report). SHG2664.

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Location

Grid reference Centred ND 1445 4891 (16m by 16m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND14NW
Civil Parish HALKIRK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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