MHG1697 - Site of Possible Cairn, Giddy Geo


Site of possible cairn. No remains of cairn at this location have been identified post 1911.

Type and Period (1)

  • CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A number of spoil heaps associated with quarrying occur in vicinity; no cairn is evident.
Visited by OS (J B) 20 July 1982.

No trace of a cairn remains at seaward end of Giddy Geo. The whole of this area is now covered by a disused quarry, and it is likely that cairn has been destroyed. No further info could be obtained locally.
Visited by OS (R B) 24 February 1965.

A deep chasm known as the Giddy Geo extends southward for a distance of about 120 yds. Immediately to E of this, at seaward end, is a low, stony mound which is probably a cairn. It measures 25ft in diameter and 2ft in height.
RCAHMS 1911.

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, 17-18, No. 43 (Text/Report). SHG2664.

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Grid reference Centred ND 3410 7640 (14m by 14m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND37NW
Civil Parish CANISBAY
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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