MHG1351 - Standing Stones, Well of Mybster

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Type and Period (1)

  • STANDING STONE (Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC? to 551 BC)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

1st ed OS appears to show just 2 stones at 316783951946 & 316811951934 - HAW 8/2003

GR corrected to above

ND15SE 10 168 519.
Standing Stones (NR) OS 6" map, Caithness, 1st ed., (1871)
Standing Stones (NR) (Site of) OS 6" map, (1960)

Three large stones, once upright but now lying flat or nearly so. Supposed to mark the sites of graves. Name Book 1871.

One stone still stands at a steep angle.
Info from Professor Thom to OS, 9 September 1970.

Four rough boulders, three just protruding through peat, and fourth, most SW, nearly prostrate and measuring 1.3m by 0.9m by 0.5m. None can be identified with ONB sketches (1872). They are not standing stones. It cannot be established if they are standing stones. It cannot be established if they are naturally or artificially placed; if the latter, their purpose is obscure.
Visited by OS (A A) 23 March 1972.

No change. Visited by OS (N K B) 17 March 1982.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred ND 1678 5194 (10m by 10m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND15SE
Civil Parish HALKIRK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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