MHG175 - Standing Stone, Ben Dorrery


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Type and Period (1)

  • STANDING STONE (Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC? to 551 BC?)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Standing Stone (NR) OS 6" map, (1964)

On W slope of Ben Dorrery, just above base of the hill, is a slab pointed symmetrically, standing erect. It measures 3ft in height above ground, 3ft 5ins in breadth, 6ins in thickness, and faces N by E and S by W.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1910.

This stone is as described by RCAHMS. Around its base are several flat stones, some partially turf-covered. It is just possible that the standing stone is the side of a cist, and the stones are the remains of a small cairn (about 4n diameter) but there is insufficient debris around to be certain about this.
Visited by OS (W D J) 6 April 1961.

The standing stone is as described above. The flat stones around the base do not appear to have any archaeological significance.
Visited by OS (J M) 10 July 1981.

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Grid reference Centred ND 0600 5497 (10m by 10m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND05SE
Civil Parish HALKIRK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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