MHG195 - Enclosure, Pullyhour


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Type and Period (3)

  • ENCLOSURE? (Undated)
  • (Alternate Type) BROCH? (Undated)
  • (Alternate Type) CAIRN? (Undated)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Tumulus (NR) (Site of) OS 6" map, Caithness, 2nd ed., (1907)

All traces of this have been removed and the place where it stood cultivated many years ago. Mr Mcleod (R Mcleod, Pulleyhour) who has seen encircling wall or embankment when it was about 3ft high said that it had measured about 65ft in diameter, as far as he could remember. "This has very probably been a Pict's House. Although it was given to me as a camp. This one has been removed many years ago and very few of present inhabitants have seen it. Human remains have been found in it. Only local tradition tells of there having been a camp there, in connection with battle (ND15SW 12)" It is stated to have been similar to the nearby tumulus (ND15SW 3).
Name Book 1872; Info from Captain Gunn, Braehour and J Munro, Pulleyhour to OS, 1872.

There is no trace of any feature at this site.
Visited by OS (E G C) 16 April 1962.

(ND 1154 5446) Enclosure (NR) (site of) OS 6" map, (1963)

No change. Visited by OS (J M) 10 November 1981.

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Grid reference Centred ND 1193 5446 (60m by 60m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND15SW
Civil Parish HALKIRK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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