MHG2558 - Probable Cairn, Torran Reitheach

Summary

Site of probable cairn.

Type and Period (1)

  • CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

No change. Visited by OS (J M) 29 October 1981.

(ND 1630 6013) Torran Reitheach (NR) OS 6" map, (1970)

Torran Reitheach, probable cairn, set on slight ridge in an undulating field, is grass-covered mound 0.5m high and 10m diameter.
Resurveyed at 1:2500. Visited by OS (R D) 5 November 1965.

Torran Reitheach is ploughed-down mound about 3ft high and c30ft diameter, in which human remains and an urn were found about 1866-7. It is probably a cairn.
Name Book 1872; RCAHMS 1911, visited 1910.

Torran Reitheach (NR) (Cairn) (NR) Human Remains and Urns found (NAT)
OS 6" map, Caithness, 2nd ed., (1907)


Name Book (County), Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey, Book No. 1, 29 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG3339.


RCAHMS, 1911, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments and Constructions of Scotland. Third report and inventory of monuments and constructions in the county of Caithness, 3 No. 7 (Text/Report). SHG2664.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred ND 1630 6013 (14m by 14m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND16SE
Civil Parish BOWER
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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