MHG171 - Broch, Cairn of Dunn
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Type and Period (2)
- BROCH (Iron Age - 550 BC to 560 AD)
- (Alternate Type) CAIRN (Iron Age - 550 BC to 560 AD)
- None recorded
Cairn of Dunn (NR) (site of) OS 1:10,000 map, (1975)
This is a round, stony mound said by RCAHMS (1911) to be a probable broch. It has a diameter of c100ft and a height of about 3ft. No structure is visible through the much-ploughed surface, which is strewn with fragments of slaty stone (RCAHMS 1911).
The name 'Cairn of Dunn' derives from a cairn of stones which stood on the mound until shortly before 1871.
Name Book 1871.
Apart from a scatter of small stones at site indicated, no trace of the Cairn of Dunn could be found. Whether or not this was a cairn or broch could not be ascertained from ground inspection. The site falls on top of a slight ridge in an arable field, where a distinct rise in the ground is evident. Revised at 1:2500.
Visited by OS (R D) 27 October 1965.
This site falls within distinctive, turf-covered mound 40m in diameter and 1m high. The mound is ploughed-out and featureless, but suggests remains of a broch or cairn.
Surveyed at 1:2500. Visited by OS (J M) 5 March 1982.
Name Book (County), Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey, Book No. 12, 40 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG3342.
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, 127, No. 462 (Text/Report). SHG2664.
- --- Text/Report: 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. . 127, No. 462.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Name Book (County). Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey. Book No. 12, 40.
|Grid reference||Centred ND 2064 5605 (70m by 70m) (Buffered by site type)|
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/8756 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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