MHG1533 - Mound, Dorrery
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Type and Period (2)
- MOUND (Undated)
- (Alternate Type) LONG CAIRN (Undated)
- None recorded
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>
<1> Mercer, R. J. & Hill, P.H., 1985, Archaeological field survey in northern Scotland: Volume III: 1982-1983, 7, 218, FOR 474 (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG2512.
<2> Davidson, JL and Henshall, A S, 1991, The chambered cairns of Caithness: an inventory of the structures and their contents, 170 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2115.
- <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Mercer, R. J. & Hill, P.H.. 1985. Archaeological field survey in northern Scotland: Volume III: 1982-1983. University of Edinburgh. 30/01/1985. Paper and Digital. 7, 218, FOR 474.
- <2> Text/Publication/Volume: Davidson, JL and Henshall, A S. 1991. The chambered cairns of Caithness: an inventory of the structures and their contents. 170.
|Grid reference||Centred ND 0714 5516 (14m by 14m) (Buffered by site type)|
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- https://canmore.org.uk/site/7684 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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