MHG2493 - Peas Cairn

Summary

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Type and Period (2)

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


Name Book (County), Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey, Book No. 9, 25 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG3399.


Anderson, J, 1873, ''Notice of the excavation of the brochs of Yarhouse, Brounaben, Bowermadden, Old Stirkake, and Dunbeath in Caithness; with remarks on the period of the brochs, and an appendix, containing a collected list of the brochs of Scotland, and early notices of m, 185 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG1281.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NC 9887 6693 (70m by 70m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC96NE
Civil Parish REAY
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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