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?)
- None recorded
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>
- <1> Text/Report: Batey, C E. 1982. Caithness coastal survey 1982: interim reports 1980-2. . No. 312; illust..
- <2> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Batey, C E. 1984. Caithness Coastal Survey 1980-82: Dunnet Head to Ousdale. University of Durham, Department of Archaeology. 30/01/1984. Digital (scanned as PDF). LAT 312.
|Grid reference||Centred ND 0678 1925 (40m by 40m) (Buffered by site type)|
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/7419 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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