MHG2045 - Site of Round Cairn, Stirkoke
Site of late Neolithic-Bronze Age round cairn.
Type and Period (1)
- ROUND CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)
- None recorded
Cairn of Stirkoke is the remains of a round burial cairn, prominently situated on a gently sloping eminence. It is largely turf-covered and measures about 20m diameter and 0.7m high. Considerable robbing has taken place, particularly on N side, though there is no evidence of a cist or chamber. In places, there are suggestions, possibly fortuitous, of a ditch around the cairn.
Revised at 1:2500. Visited by OS (J B) 19 August 1982.
Cairn of Stirkoke (NR) OS 1:10,000 map, (1975)
Cairn of Stirkoke (NAT) OS 6" map, Caithness, 1st ed., (1871)
A small cairn of stones on a heathy eminence. 'No information can be obtained as to the origin of the cairn but it has the appearance of a shepherds' cairn or landmark.'
Name Book 1871.
|Grid reference||Centred ND 3363 4901 (30m by 30m) (Buffered by site type)|
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/8966 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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