MHG2261 - Cists w burial, Greenvale


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Type and Period (2)

  • CIST (Early Bronze Age to Late Iron Age - 2400 BC? to 560 AD?)
  • BURIAL (Early Bronze Age to Late Iron Age - 2400 BC? to 560 AD?)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

ND27SW 14 2498 7221. Cists found 1872 (NAT)
OS 1:10,000 map, (1976)

A few weeks ago, while ploughing, Mr Darling, tenant of Greenvale came upon two cists, each of which contained human bones. The stone forming the cists were very much broken up in removing them from the earth and are now lying by the roadside. Mr Campbell, the school-master of Dunnet, visited the ground on the day of discovery of these cists and has written a description of them in the Northern Ensign of June 15th 1872.
Name Book 1872.

All that can be seen is a slight rise in corner of a ploughed field.
Visited by OS (J M) 22 April 1982.

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Grid reference Centred ND 2497 7221 (6m by 6m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND27SW
Civil Parish DUNNET
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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