MHG1335 - Cairn, N end of Achanarras Hill, Halkirk


Site of cairn.

Type and Period (1)

  • CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Cairn. Diameter: 10m. Circular grass and heather covered mound 1m high.
R J Mercer, NMRS MS/828/19, 1995

No change. Visited by OS (J B) 15 February 1982

Cairn (NR) OS 6" map, (1970)

This cairn is as described by RCAHMS. A small rectangle of stones in its centre is probably the remains of a shooting butt.
Surveyed at 1:2500. Visited by OS (N K B) 11 November 1965

This cairn, situated at N end of Achanarras Hill, about 1/2 mile NNW of farm, appears as a low mound measuring 33ft N-S by 30ft transversely and up to 2ft high.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1910

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, 38, No. 130 (Text/Report). SHG2664.

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Grid reference Centred ND 1473 5586 (14m by 14m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND15NW
Civil Parish HALKIRK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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