MHG2367 - Possible Cairn, Weydale

Summary

Site of possible cairn of unknown type. The feature has also been interpreted as a mound.

Type and Period (2)

  • CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)
  • (Alternate Type) MOUND (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Mound. Diameter: 32m. Circular grass-covered mound 1.5m high topped by a heap of stones to a height of 2m.
R J Mercer, NMRS MS/828/19, 1995

A turf-covered mound generally as described. It is probably a cairn or barrow as suggested. No 'slight mound, 10m in diameter' is now to be seen. The daughter of field owner believes the 2.5m high modern solid drystone structure on summit was erected late last century for an unknown purpose.
Revised at 1:2500. Visited by OS (J B) 6 October 1981

Mound (NR) OS 6" map (1970)

There is a low mound, 26m diameter and 2m high, at ND 1487 6472, in a prominent position on a false crest, a position typical of a cairn. Upon this mound is a slight mound, 10m in diameter, upon which is a modern monument.
Resurveyed at 1:2500. Visited by OS (N K B) 11 November 1965

Mound (NR) OS 6" map, Caithness, 2nd ed. (1907)

A small pile of stones erected on a little hillock - the site of an old 'Pictish House'.
Name Book 1871


Name Book (County), Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey, Book No. 11, 191 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG3341.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred ND 1488 6472 (37m by 36m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND16SW
Civil Parish THURSO
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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