MHG1677 - Round Cairn, Torr Breac

Summary

Site of late Neolithic-Bronze Age possible round cairn. It has also been interpreted as a long cairn.

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Though recorded by Mercer as a long cairn, Davidson and Henshall consider this to be a 'low round cairn on the end of a small natural ridge'.
R J Mercer 1985; J L Davidson and A S Henshall 1991.


Mercer, R. J. & Hill, P.H., 1985, Archaeological field survey in northern Scotland: Volume III: 1982-1983, 214, no. FOR 439, fig. 22 (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.

Sources/Archives (2)

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred ND 0875 5583 (30m by 30m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND05NE
Civil Parish HALKIRK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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