MHG1533 - Mound, Dorrery


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Type and Period (2)

  • MOUND (Undated)
  • (Alternate Type) LONG CAIRN (Undated)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A low mound measuring 43 x 11m x 1m high, set on a terrace overlooking Loch Calder 2.5km to NE. Its SW end is very indistinct and NE end has four depressions 8, 14, 19, and 25m from that end. Some stone is visible through the grass cover. The mound resembles a long cairn.
R J Mercer 1985 <1>

Situated on a level site along contour on a gently-sloping hillside of rough pasture, this mound could conceivably be a very ruined long cairn, but this is very doubtful. There has been a 2-chambered building built in the E end and it is much disturbed for its length westwards revealing slabs. The W end seems to be bent to the S.
Visited by A S Henshall, 11 July 1987. <2>

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Grid reference Centred ND 0714 5516 (14m by 14m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND05NE
Civil Parish HALKIRK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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