MHG1615 - Site of Cairn, Big Keoltag


Remains of cairn.

Type and Period (1)

  • CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A turf-covered, flat-topped cairn, reduced to 22m in diameter and 0.8m high, otherwise as described.
Visited by OS (J M) 15 July 1981.

The remains of a large grass-covered cairn, 1.5m high and 24m E-W by 18m transversely, have been hollowed out in the top and mutilated by minor quarrying in the N periphery.
Resurveyed at 1:2500. Visited by OS (R D) 23 November 1964.

Cairn (NR) OS 6"map, (1963)

The remains of a possible cairn, about 50ft in diameter.
RCAHMS 1911.

Mound (NR) OS 6"map, Caithness, 2nd ed., (1907)

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, 104-5, No. 383 (Text/Report). SHG2664.

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Grid reference Centred NC 9744 6469 (14m by 14m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC96SE
Civil Parish REAY
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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