MHG2365 - Cairn, Cnoc an Taillir


Site of cairn of unknown type.

Type and Period (1)

  • CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

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

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Grid reference Centred ND 1544 6247 (14m by 14m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND16SE
Civil Parish THURSO
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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