MHG2183 - Cist & Stone Rows, Watenan


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  • STONE ALIGNMENT (Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC? to 551 BC?)

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From the hillfort and Cairn of Get this large area of stone rows are visible running downslope in the lower valley. Larger stones are visible, others will be heather/peat covered. Photo. 24/05/2005

ND34SW 18 3140 4131.
Cairn & Stone Rows (NR) OS 1:10,000 map, (1976)

Cairn with cist and associated stone rows. The cairn, excavated by Anderson in 1865, was about 18ft in diameter and contained a cist, 5ft by 2ft 6ins, in which were two oval flint flakes (now in the NMAS), fragments of a beaker and two human molars. Seven or eight rows of low standing stones radiate down the slope from the cairn towards SSW. The longest row is 194ft in length and the stones stand 8 to 10ft apart, facing across the rows. Thirty-seven remained erect in 1910, with three or four lying displaced.
RCAHMS 1911; J Anderson 1886; M E C Mitchell 1934.

A heather-covered cairn, 10m. in diameter, containing a cist, as described by RCAHMS. Only 30 stones of the stone rows now remain in situ.
Resurveyed at 1/2500. Visited by OS (N K B) 27 April 1967.

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Grid reference Centred ND 3138 4129 (76m by 79m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND34SW
Civil Parish WICK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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