MHG1568 - Farmstead, Shurrery


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Type and Period (1)

  • FARMSTEAD (Undated)

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Full Description

A low mound measuring some 37 x 10m oriented NNE and set upon the flood plain of the Forss river. It has internal divisions 3, 15, 20, and 28m from the SW end. Joined to the NE end is a structure 15 x 10m. The mound resembles a long cairn, but it is uncertain whether the C-shaped enclosure at the NE end is original to its conception or is a later structure.
R J Mercer 1985.

Not a long cairn, but a line of house foundations, yards and enclosure. Visited by A S Henshall 11 July 1987.

Mercer, R. J. & Hill, P.H., 1985, Archaeological field survey in northern Scotland: Volume III: 1982-1983, 7, 195, FOR 307 (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG2512.

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.

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Grid reference Centred ND 0395 5800 (100m by 100m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND05NW
Civil Parish REAY
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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