MHG1489 - Probable Burial Cairn, Leosag
Site of probable burial cairn.
Type and Period (2)
- BURIAL CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)
- (Alternate Type) CHAMBERED CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)
- None recorded
Cairn, 'Leosag'. Diameter: 22m. Circular grass-covered mound 1m high.
R J Mercer, NMRS MS/828/19, 1995
A probable cairn in undulating haughland. It is visible as a turf-covered featureless mound, 1.1m high and about 26m NNE-SSW by 22m transversely, which merges imperceptibly with the surrounding ground level. Loose stones grouped at top of mound are possible remains of a fairly recent marker cairn; otherwise no stones are visible.
Visited by OS (J M) 10 November 1981
Cairn (NR) OS 6" map, (1963)
This mound, 22m in diameter and 1.7m high, is featureless except foor a few loose stones on its summit. It closely resembles horned round cairn at N end of Loch Calder (ND06SE 9) prior to its excavation, and its situation, on marshy haughland, is similar; it may well be a chambered cairn.
Visited by OS (J L D) 18 April 1962.
In angle formed by confluence of Olgrimbeg Burn with the River Thurso and about 1/4 mile NE of Leosag farm is a low hillock evidently containing the remains of a broch. It has long been under cultivation and is much spread out. The diameter is about 95ft over all and the maximum height, 6ft. No part of the structure is visible.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1910.
Mound (NR) OS 6" map, Caithness, 2nd ed., (1907)
A great many human bones were found in this mound some years ago.
Name Book 1872.
- --- Text/Report: 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. . 34, No. 109.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Name Book (County). Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey. Book No. 4, 152.
|Grid reference||Centred ND 1162 5384 (16m by 16m) (Buffered by site type)|
Related Monuments/Buildings (1)
Related Investigations/Events (0)
External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/8375 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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