MHG2360 - Standing Stone, Gindie Geos


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Type and Period (1)

  • STANDING STONE (Undated)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The base of a standing stone which was broken about 1860 is a schist block 4 to 5ft in width and 9ins thick facing NE and SW. It has been excavated to a depth of about 2ft.
Surveyed at 1:2500.
RCAHMS 1911; C E Batey 1982; Visited by OS 10 September 1965 and 22 July 1982. <1><2>

During a nearby watching brief in June 2009 it was observed that a fairly recent trench had been dug to reveal the remaining section of this stone, broken off at ground level. <3>

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, 18, No. 46 (Text/Report). SHG2664.

Batey, C E, 1982, Caithness coastal survey 1982: interim reports 1980-2, No. 85 (Text/Report). SHG1960.

<3> Dagg, C, 06/2009, Land to the NE of Seaview, Auckengill, Wick: Archaeological Watching Brief, p 3 (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG24440.

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Grid reference Centred ND 3730 6385 (10m by 10m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND36SE
Civil Parish CANISBAY
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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