MHG1497 - Cairn w Burials, Olrig Glebe
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Type and Period (2)
- CAIRN (Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC to 560 AD)
- (Alternate Type) BROCH (Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC to 560 AD)
"Picts House (remains of) Human remains and querns found here" on 1st ed OS - HAW 3/2004
Mound (NR) OS 6" map, (1970)
Broch (supposed), Olrig Glebe: A stony mound, which probably contains a broch, is under cultivation and no sign of structure is visible. The diameter overall is c96ft and elevation c6ft (RCAHMS 1911). Classified as an uncertain broch (Graham 1949).
RCAHMS 1911; A Graham 1949
A grass-covered mound much reduced by cultivation measuring 30m diameter and 2m maximum height is almost certainly a cairn. A stone wall encroaches on NW segment.
Revised at 1:2500. Visited by OS (N K B) 18 February 1965
No change to previous field report. Visited by OS (JB) 16 11 1981
'Broch' mound. Dimensions: 33 x 29m. Grass-covered mound 2m high.
R J Mercer, NMRS MS/828/19, 1995
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, 87-8, No. 322 (Text/Report). SHG2664.
Graham, A, 1949, 'Some observations on the brochs', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 81 1946-7, p.48-99, 96 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG1531.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Graham, A. 1949. 'Some observations on the brochs', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 81 1946-7, p.48-99. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 48-99. 96.
- --- 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. . 87-8, No. 322.
|Grid reference||Centred ND 1911 6710 (14m by 14m) (Buffered by site type)|
- QUERN (Undated)
Related Monuments/Buildings (1)
Related Investigations/Events (0)
External Links (3)
- http://data.historic-scotland.gov.uk/pls/htmldb/f?p=2300:35:1177880253467667::::P35_SELECTED_MONUMENT:572 (Historic Scotland scheduled monument description (old hyperlink))
- http://portal.historicenvironment.scot/designation/SM572 (Online designation description (Historic Environment Scotland))
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/8384 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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