MHG2219 - Cairn, Loch of Yarrows
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Type and Period (2)
- BURIAL CAIRN (Bronze Age - 2400 BC? to 551 BC?)
- CIST (Bronze Age - 2400 BC? to 551 BC?)
ND34SW 48 3121 4336.
Remains of a cairn, which has been opened, which contained a central cist, lie about 130 yds SW of cairn ND34SW 47.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1910.
At ND 3121 4336 on a shelf on a W-facing slope, cairn measures 8.5m in diameter and is 0.6m high. A trench has been cut through the centre from E to W and is partly filled with debris. There is no sign of the cist, though there are several stone slabs lying about which could have formed one.
Surveyed at 1:10,000. Visited by OS (I S S) 14 March 1972.
(ND 3121 4336) Cairn (NR) OS 1:10,000 map, (1976)
This is probably the cairn mentioned by Anderson as having a very long cist and as being 'opened long ago by idlers out of mere curiosity' when it was found to contain a skeleton.
J Anderson 1870.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Anderson, J. 1866-68. 'On the horned cairns of Caithness, their structural arrangement, contents of chambers, &c.', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 7 1866-8, p.480-512. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 480-512. 502.
- --- 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. 549.
|Grid reference||Centred ND 3121 4336 (46m by 46m) (Buffered by site type)|
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External Links (3)
- http://data.historic-scotland.gov.uk/pls/htmldb/f?p=2300:35:1177880253467667::::P35_SELECTED_MONUMENT:8520 (Historic Scotland scheduled monument description (old hyperlink))
- http://portal.historicenvironment.scot/designation/SM8520 (Online designation description (Historic Environment Scotland))
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/9055 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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