MHG2356 - Chambered cairn, Earney Hillock


No summary available.

Type and Period (1)

  • CHAMBERED CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

Protected Status

Full Description

Amended schedule 25/11/2004 - HAW 11/2004

ND26SW 6 2330 6472.
Earney Hillock (NAT) Chambered Cairn (NR) OS 6" map, (1970)

Earney Hillock, a chambered cairn, is now an irregular, oval, turf-covered mound with indefinite edges. It has been severely robbed and disturbed and now has an elevation of about 7ft. Four slabs project from surface.
Name Book 1872; RCAHMS 1911; A S Henshall 1963, visited 1957

Earney Hillock (name confirmed locally) is as described and planned by Miss Henshall. A small circular feature consisting of a grass-covered stony bank 4.5m diameter and 0.3m high lies immediately SW of cairn.
Resurveyed at 1:2500. Visited by OS (N K B) 1 November 1965

Earney Hillock is as described; it measures 34m NW-SE by 18m. The date and purpose of circular feature to SW of the cairn are unknown; there is a possibility that it may be a kiln.
Visited by OS (J B) 6 May 1982

A: Chambered cairn, 'Earney Hillock'. Dimensions: 42 x 22m. Subrectangular grass-covered mound with an irregular surface, 1.6m high. Orientation NW-SE.
B: Hut-circle. Diameter: 6.5m. Traces of a hut-circle with walls 2.25m wide and 0.4m high, 5m W of the cairn. The interior of the hut-circle is slab-lined.
R J Mercer, NMRS MS/828/19, 1995

Sources/Archives (4)



Grid reference Centred ND 2330 6472 (80m by 80m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND26SW
Civil Parish BOWER
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Investigations/Events (0)

External Links (2)

Comments and Feedback

Do you have any more information about this record? Please feel free to comment with information and photographs, or ask any questions, using the "Disqus" tool below. Comments are moderated, and we aim to respond/publish as soon as possible.