MHG1742 - Boat Burial, Huna Hotel


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Type and Period (1)

  • SHIP BURIAL (CULTURE 800; CULTURE NORSE; , Norse - 800 AD to 1300 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A Norse boat burial was recorded by Curle in 1935 about 220m W of Huna Hotel (?Huna Inn: ND 3613 7359:OS 6" 1873). Finds included timber, rivets, a chain and metal objects. There is now no trace. CAN 034.
C E Batey, Caithness Coastal Survey, 1980

The area is overlaid by recent building work and landscaping.
Visited by OS 7 May 1982.

The original notes for Caithness Coastal Survey (Batey 1980) place this mound at ND 359 736, 200 yards W of Huna Hotel rather than 220m. Also it states that burial is 120 feet above HWM. Therefore it is almost certain that ND37SE 18 (ND 3599 7363) is true location of burial and that this site is incorrect. See MS/154, NMRS.
Info from RCAHMS (FO) 17 March 1997

See also ND37SE 18 Mound ND 3599 7363

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Grid reference Centred ND 3609 7360 (20m by 20m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND37SE
Civil Parish CANISBAY
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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