MHG2356 - Chambered cairn, Earney Hillock

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Type and Period (1)

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

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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


Name Book (County), Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey, Book No. 1, 3 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG3339.


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, 4-5, No. 12 (Text/Report). SHG2664.


Henshall, A S, 1963, The chambered tombs of Scotland, Volume 1, 266, CAT 14 (Text/Publication/Monograph). SHG357.


Davidson, JL and Henshall, A S, 1991, The chambered cairns of Caithness: an inventory of the structures and their contents, 104-5, no. 14; plan (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2115.

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Location

Grid reference Centred ND 2330 6472 (80m by 80m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND26SW
Civil Parish BOWER
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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