MHG214 - Killi Cairn
Site of probable late Neolithic-Bronze Age burial cairn with possible remains of cist still evident.
Type and Period (1)
- CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)
- None recorded
Killi Cairn is as described by previous authorities. The upright slab in centre is possibly the displaced capstone of a cist.
Visited by OS (N K B) 19 May 1982.
A circular, grass-covered mound, 5m diameter and 1.5m high, with an upright slab 0.6m high, possibly part of a cist, on top. Other stones are visible.
R J Mercer 1981.
Killi Cairn (NR) OS 1:10,000 map, (1976)
This grass-covered cairn is as described above; the single upright slab still remains in its centre.
Revised at 1:2500. Visited by OS (R D) 26 February 1965.
Killi Cairn is a small cairn whose remains measure some 21ft in diameter and 2 to 3ft high. It appears to have been excavated, and from centre rises a single upright slab 2ft 2ins in height above ground by 3ft 4ins in breadth, which may have formed part of a cist.
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, 25, No. 70 (Text/Report). SHG2664.
Mercer, R J, 1981, Archaeological field survey in northern Scotland: volume II, 1980-81, 165, No. 642 (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG2511.
- --- Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Mercer, R J. 1981. Archaeological field survey in northern Scotland: volume II, 1980-81. University of Edinburgh. 30/12/1981. Paper and Digital. 165, No. 642.
- --- Text/Report: 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. . 25, No. 70.
|Grid reference||Centred ND 2217 7266 (14m by 14m) (Buffered by site type)|
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- https://canmore.org.uk/site/8894 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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