MHG165 - Chambered Cairn, Gallow Hill

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  • CHAMBERED CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

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

This is an Orkney-Cromarty type round cairn with a Camster type chamber. It has been greatly reduced, both in its diameters which are now 40 by 27ft, and in its height, now 3ft. The entrance has been from the ENE but the passage has been completely removed. The tops of five stones are visible in the turf-covered mound, consisting of two pairs of transverse slabs and what is probably the end stone to the W.
A S Henshall 1963.

This chambered round cairn is as described and planned by Miss Henshall. Resurveyed at 1:2500.
Visited by OS (R D) 10 November 1965

(ND 1534 6151) Chambered Cairn (NR) OS 25" map, (1968)

No change. Visited by OS (J M) 29 October 1981

Round cairn. Dimensions: 12 x 11m. Circular cairn with a central chamber indicated by four stones set on edge. It lies 10m S of Mon.129 (ND16SE 18).


Untitled Source (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG3601.


Untitled Source (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG3709.


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, 121, no. 440 (Text/Report). SHG2664.


Henshall, A S, 1963, The chambered tombs of Scotland, Volume 1, 290, CAT 53; plan (Text/Publication/Monograph). SHG357.


Davidson, JL and Henshall, A S, 1991, The chambered cairns of Caithness: an inventory of the structures and their contents, 139, no. 53; plan (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2115.

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Location

Grid reference Centred ND 1534 6151 (32m by 32m)
Map sheet ND16SE
Civil Parish THURSO
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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