MHG2213 - Cairn - Loch of Yarrows
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Type and Period (3)
- BURIAL CAIRN (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
- CIST (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
- BURIAL (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
- None recorded
ND34SW 42 3165 4308.
Cairn (NR) 1:10,000 map, (1976)
An excavated cairn, 40ft in diameter, in which a 4ft 6ins long cist, containing human remains, was found.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1910.
The remains of a cairn, visible as an excavated turf-covered mound of rubble, about 10.5m in diameter and 0.5m max height. The ruins of a modern shelter occupy the top which in turn is surmounted by a modern shepherd's cairn. There is no trace of cist.
Surveyed at 1:10,000. Visited by OS (I S S) 14 March 1972.
This cairn is situated in heather-grown peaty moorland 25m SE of two standing stones (MHG2209). The grass-grown mound is oval and measures 7.5m in maximum diameter by 0.5m in height. Its centre appears to be overlain by a rectangular hut or small building containing two compartments. This structure (YARROWS04 365) measures about 7.5m from NW to SE by 5m transversely over walls reduced to grass-grown banks 0.5m in height. There is an entrance into the SE compartment on the NE and the two compartments are linked by a break in the partition. A small modern cairn overlies the wall of the hut on the E.
Visited by RCAHMS (JRS), 29 June 2004.
GIS spatial data created 2018 based OS Master Map. <1>
- --- 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. . 175, No. 546.
- --- Text/Publication/Monograph: Ordnance Survey. Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey. 13. Book No. 13, 255.
- <1> Image/Map: Ordnance Survey. Ordnance Survey Mastermap. Digital. XY
|Grid reference||Centred ND 3165 4308 (13m by 15m)|
Related Monuments/Buildings (1)
Related Investigations/Events (0)
External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/9049 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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