MHG226 - Spoilheap, Ousdale Burn


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Type and Period (2)

  • SPOIL HEAP (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • BURNT MOUND? (Bronze Age - 2400 BC? to 551 BC?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A large, grass-covered, roughly oval or sub-rectangular mound, 10 by 4 by 2.5m high, with traces of stone, possibly burnt. A deep hollow, 8 by 4m, lies adjacent and may be associated.
C Batey 1982. <1>

The mound is a ramp of turf-covered, compacted stone, contemporary with a nearby old quarry, the 'deep hollow' noted.
Visited by OS (J M) 3 August 1982.

Note that in the final report this is described as a burnt mound. <2>

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Grid reference Centred ND 0678 1925 (40m by 40m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND01NE
Civil Parish LATHERON
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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