MHG19408 - Possible Stone Circle, Beul an Lochain


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Type and Period (2)

  • STONE SETTING (Undated)
  • (Alternate Type) STONE CIRCLE (Undated)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

? Stone circle. Diameter: 17m. Circular setting of at least six irregularly shaped stones, showing through peat and heather. Stones up to 0.2m high and the largest is 0.4m long. Elevation 175 ft OD.
R Mercer 1985, no.48

Mon. no. FOR 4 This apparently previously unrecorded site comprised six irregularly shaped stones, the largest being no more than 0.4m high as it protrudes above the surrounding peat. The site is set in an area of level ground between two conjoining streams 2.5Kms inland from the Dounereay AERE.
R Mercer 1985

A pre-afforestation survey by AOC (Scotland) Ltd could not locate the stone setting at the given location.
A Smith and D Rankin, AOC (Scotland) Ltd, November 1995; NMRS MS 738/25

Mercer, R. J. & Hill, P.H., 1985, Archaeological field survey in northern Scotland: Volume III: 1982-1983, 58, no.48 (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG2512.

Smith, A and Rankin, D, 1995, Report on pre-afforestation survey at Achrasker, Reay, Caithness (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG3471.

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Grid reference Centred NC 9940 6380 (20m by 20m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC96SE
Civil Parish REAY
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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