MHG2365 - Cairn, Cnoc an Taillir
Site of cairn of unknown type.
Type and Period (1)
- CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)
- None recorded
Cairn, 'Cnoc an Taillir'. Dimensions: 28 x 26m. Grass-covered mound 1.75m high.
R J Mercer, NMRS MS/828/19, 1995
Cnoc an Taillir is a turf-covered cairn, situated on a change of slope in a NW-facing field. It measures 18.5 by 17m across and is 1m high viewed from upper side.
Visited by OS (J M) 28 October 1981
Cnoc an Teillir (NR) (misprint) OS 6" map, (1970)
Cnoc an Taillir (NR) OS 25" map, (1968)
Without excavation it is impossible to determine nature or purpose of Cnoc an Taillir, which is visible as a grass-covered mound 18.5m diameter by 1m high, set about half way up N side of Sordale Hill. It has appearance of a cairn.
Resurveyed at 1:2500. Visited by OS (R D) 5 November 1965
Cnoc an Taillir (NR) OS 6" Caithness, 2nd ed., (1907)
A small, conical hillock described as a 'Pictish house', but of which nothing is known.
Name Book 1872
Name Book (County), Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey, Book No. 11, 222 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG3341.
|Grid reference||Centred ND 1544 6247 (14m by 14m) (Buffered by site type)|
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/8516 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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