MHG1562 - Possible rick stand or cairn - Shurrery


Possible rick stand or cairn at Shurrery.

Type and Period (2)

  • (Alternate Type) CAIRN? (Neolithic - 4000 BC? to 2401 BC?)
  • (Alternate Type) STACK STAND? (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Possible rick stand or cairn at Shurrery. The southernmost of two recorded in 1982 (see MHG61830 for the other).

?Rick stand, recorded by R Mercer in 1982 during a survey undertaken by the University of Edinburgh, one of several over a number of years in Caithness: Site FOR 301a: ?Rick stand. Dimensions: 3.75m x 3.5m. Height 1m. Subcircular grass- and moss-covered mound. Orthostat at N side of cairn. 17m to the S of (b), and 50m NE of (a). Associated with Mons. 299, 300, 303, 304, 305, 306, 311, and 312. Elevation: 275' OD. ND 038851. (Figs. 15, 85). <1>

This feature is visible in LiDAR data gathered by AOC Archaeology in 2011 as part of the mitigation for the visual impact on the archaeological landscape associated with the proposed Baillie Hill windfarm, Caithness. However, it was not indentified in the initial data analysis and so is not recorded/listed in the report. <2>

Note: the grid reference for this site in <1> is incorrect [IS-L 22/06/2020].

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred ND 0365 5804 (14m by 14m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND05NW
Civil Parish REAY
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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