MHG2205 - Site of Burnt Mound near Yarhouse Broch


Bronze age-early Iron Age burnt mound. No longer visible.

Type and Period (1)

  • BURNT MOUND (Undated)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

A burnt mound, near Yarhouse broch (ND34SW 1) was opened by Joseph Anderson about 1871.
It measured 20-30ft in diameter and up to 4ft in height, and was composed of burnt and broken stones, 2 to 3ins across, covering layers of flat evenly-laid stones. The interstices were filled with unctuous black mould.
Finds included charcoal, cinders, vitrified stones, and bones, burnt and unburnt.
J Anderson 1873

This mound was not located.
Visited by OS (N K B) 4 May 1967.

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Grid reference Centred ND 3079 4340 (16m by 16m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND34SW
Civil Parish WICK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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