MHG2493 - Peas Cairn


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Type and Period (2)

  • BROCH? (Iron Age - 550 BC to 560 AD)
  • (Alternate Type) CAIRN (Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 551 BC)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Peas Cairn (NR) (site of) OS 6"map, (1967)

A very large mound, described as a 'Pict's House', which was removed about 1832 when small sea shells and round stones resembling small cannon balls 'were found in abundance lying on the floor of the building'. The name 'Peas Cairn' came from the wild peas which grew on the mound.
Anderson classifies it as a broch.
Name Book 1873; J Anderson 1873.

The site has been obliterated by Dounreay Atomic Establishment.
Visited by OS (W D J) 5 June 1960.

No change. Visited by OS (J B) 7 September 1960

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred NC 9887 6693 (70m by 70m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC96NE
Civil Parish REAY
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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