MHG1978 - Cairn; Knockie-Vill


Site of cairn of unknown type.

Type and Period (1)

  • CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Mound, Scouthal Cairn. Diameter: 10m. Grass-covered mound clearly visible against skyline but with no evident structural detail.
R J Mercer, NMRS MS/828/19, 1995

No change. Visited by OS (J M) 11 March 1982

Cairn (NR) OS 1:10,000 map, (1976)

A cairn, as described by RCAHMS.
Visited by OS (N K B) 22 October 1965

This grass-covered cairn, standing on the summit of a ridge, measures 30 to 32ft in diameter and 3.5 -4ft in height. It was opened by Sir Francis Tress Barry, but nothing was found.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1910

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, 133, No. 480 (Text/Report). SHG2664.

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Grid reference Centred ND 2356 5276 (14m by 14m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND25SW
Civil Parish WATTEN
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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