MHG2227 - Kerb cairn - Groats Loch


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  • KERB CAIRN (Pictish to Early Medieval - 300 AD to 1057 AD)

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A Class I Pictish symbol stone has been found at approx ND 3118 4075 by Mr D S Sutherland, 7 Castle Gardens, Dingwall. The stone is sculptured with part of a crescent and V-rod symbol. It is hoped that it will be moved to Thurso Museum after investigation.
Info contained in letter and plan from Dr J Close-Brooks, NMAS to OS, 6 December 1978.

Fragments of a Class I symbol stone were found 1978. Subsequent fieldwork revealed that largest fragment lay beside a low, round cairn and a small fragment lay on top of it. The cairn measured 3x3.3 m over a neat horizontally-laid kerb. In size it was similar to round mounds at Garbeg (NH53SW 15) and Lundin Links (NO 4003); in its method of construction to those at Ackergill (ND35SW12) and Keiss (ND06SW5). The surrounding ground was covered by a skin of peat 0.2-0.3m thick, and no cists or other cairns were visible. Likely that no other cairns are present.
P Ashmore 1981.

The cairn was Scheduled in 1981.

Class I symbol stone bearing part of a crescent and V-rod.
A.Mack 1997 p.128

The cairn was rescheduled in 2016 by Historic Environment Scotland so as to provide better locational information. <1> <2>

The GIS spatial data was amended in 2017 according to its position as seen on 2009 APs. <3>

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Grid reference Centred ND 3117 4076 (16m by 16m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND34SW
Civil Parish WICK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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