MHG1400 - Probable Burial Cairn, Methow Hillock


Site of probable late neolithic-bronze age burial cairn.

Type and Period (1)

  • BURIAL CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Methow Hillock, as described above, is probably an unopened burial cairn.
Visited by OS (J B) 7 December 1981.

Methow Hillock (NR) OS 6" map, (1970)

Methow Hillock, is now a circular, grass-covered mound 1.8m high ad 34.0m in diameter on a slight eminence some 100m from the shore. A few stone slabs protrude through the surface, but insufficient evidence remains to allow classification. The name is still known locally. Revised at 1:2500.
Visited by OS (N K B) 16 February 1965.

The large grassy mound known as 'Methow Hillock' has an elevation of 10 or 11ft and a diameter of 120ft, but it has been under cultivation and ploughed down to some extent. Beyond being artificial its character is quite indefinite.
RCAHMS 1911; Name Book 1872.

Name Book (County), Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey, Book No. 7, 7 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG3394.

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, 88, No. 327 (Text/Report). SHG2664.

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Grid reference Centred ND 1619 6992 (45m by 43m)
Map sheet ND16NE
Civil Parish OLRIG
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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