MHG2328 - burial cairn, Carn Liath


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Type and Period (2)

  • BURIAL CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)
  • BURIAL (Undated)

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Carn Liath (NR) Human Remains found (NAT)
OS 6" map, Caithness, 2nd ed., (1907)

Cairn - "Cairn Liath", Flex Hill: The site of this large cairn, which has measured some 66' in diameter, is some 100 yds E of road.
RCAHMS 1911.

The remains of Carn Liath consist of a disturbed area of scattered stones c. 24m in diameter, with a maximum height of 1m. There is no trace of a cist nor a chamber. On edge of cairn in the SE are four large boulders, three prostrate and one upright, possibly from a kerb although there is no further trace of one. Running NW from NW edge of the cairn for about 22m is a line of turf-covered boulders, apparently part of a wall of indeterminate date.
Visited by OS (A A) 22 March 1972.

(ND 2576 5096) Cairn (NR) OS 1:10,000 map, (1975)

Carn Liath, scattered remains of a cairn as described by previous
OS field surveyor. Visited by OS (N K B) 29 April 1982.

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, 134, No. 489 (Text/Report). SHG2664.

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Grid reference Centred ND 2575 5096 (16m by 16m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND25SE
Civil Parish WATTEN
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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