MHG2350 - Cist w burial etc, Achingale


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Type and Period (2)

  • CIST (Bronze Age - 2400 BC? to 551 BC?)
  • BURIAL (Bronze Age - 2400 BC? to 551 BC?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

ND25SW 12 2449 5433
Cist found 1834 (NAT) OS 1:10,000 map, (1976)

A cist, containing human remains, stone implements and bones of deer was found in 1834 not far from (c60m SE of) the standing stones noted on ND25SW 11, on Greystones farm. Among the implements was a huge stone spoon or ladle.
Name Book 1871

No further info was found regarding this cist or its contents. Visited by OS (W D J) 29 April 1963

A: 'Broch'. Dimensions: 28 x 30m. Grass-covered subcircular mound 3m high with a flat top 4 x 2.5m.
B: Hut-circle. External diameter: 7m. Circular structure with an internal diameter of 2.5m. Entrance to the SE.
R J Mercer, NMRS MS/828/19, 1995

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Grid reference Centred ND 2449 5433 (6m by 6m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND25SW
Civil Parish WATTEN
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

Finds (3)

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Bronze Age - 2400 BC? to 551 BC?)
  • HUMAN REMAINS (Bronze Age - 2400 BC? to 551 BC?)
  • SPOON (Bronze Age - 2400 BC? to 551 BC?)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

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