MHG39235 - Possible Standing Stone, Camster
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Type and Period (1)
- STANDING STONE? (Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 551 BC)
- None recorded
A large stone approaching 1.5m lies beside the gate to the new forestry access road, car park and picnic bench on the E side of the road. Suspicious in this landscape. May conceivably have been used as a gate post in the past, but no obvious boundary it could have been used for. Possible disturbed standing stone ? Lies c.415m N of the standing stones/stone circle on the E side of the road. But seems to be laller and more dominant shape than those that survive there. Modern gatepost stone is smaller and of obviously different type and manufacture. Photographed. <1>
Field survey, carried out in association with the proposed windfarm development at Camster, found it situated on top of
the track surface adjacent to the gate and small picnic area. The Stone measured 1.5m in length, 1m in width and 0.2m in height, resting in a supine position. The stone has clearly been moved from its original location and as such any potential past function is unclear. <2>
- <1> SHG23635 Verbal Communication: White, H. Comment by Hilary White, HC Archaeologist.
- <2> SHG24906 Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Mitchell, S. and MacRae, F. 2010. Camster Windfarm, Near Wick, Caithness: Archaeological Photographic Survey, Desk Based Assessment and Walkover Survey. CFA Archaeology Ltd. 31/08/2010. Digital. Site No 58.
|Grid reference||Centred ND 2572 4619 (10m by 10m) (Buffered by site type)|
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