MHG2324 - Cairn, Lynegar House

Summary

Site of cairn of unknown type.

Type and Period (1)

  • CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

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Full Description

Cairn. Diameter: 30m. Circular grass-covered mound with a little structural detail visible.
R J Mercer, NMRS MS/828/19, 1995

An undoubted cairn, visible as a turf-covered mound approx 26m in diameter and 1m high. Two or three random stone blocks are visible in the S side, but otherwise the mound is featureless.
Visited by OS (J M) 2 March 1982

Cairn (NR) OS 1:10,000 map, (1975)

This grass-covered mound, situated on false crest of a hill, is generally as described by RCAHMS.
It has been ploughed down and now measures 26m in diameter. As stated by RCAHMS, from character of stones & topographical position of the mound, this would appear to be a cairn.
Resurveyed at 1:2500. visited by OS (R D) 28 October 1965

This is a grass-covered mound with a diameter of 93ft N-S by 99ft transversely and a height of from 5-6ft. RCAHMS (1911) say that although there are no definite surface indications of the character of the construction, such stones as are visible suggest a cairn rather than a broch.
A deleted note in ONB (1871) gives its main composition as 'a kind of burned earth and stones'.
Name Book 1871; RCAHMS 1911, visited 1910


Name Book (County), Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey, Book No. 12, 25 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG3342.


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, 132-3, No. 479 (Text/Report). SHG2664.

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Location

Grid reference Centred ND 2330 5739 (14m by 14m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND25NW
Civil Parish WATTEN
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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