MHG39376 - Cist, Trothanmas Hillock


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  • CIST (Bronze Age - 2400 BC? to 551 BC?)

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Trothanmas Hillock (NAT) Cairn (NR) OS 6" map, (1970)

Cairn, Trothanmas Hillock: Now a grassy hillock, it measures some 70ft in diameter and 5ft in height. About fifty years ago a stone cist was discovered near its summit and was covered up again without any detailed observations being made.

Trothanmas Hillock, a grass-covered cairn situated on a slight eminence, 20m in diameter and 1.4m maximum height. A drystone wall encroaches on the SE segment.
Resurveyed at 1:2500. Visited by OS (N K B) 17 December 1965

No change. Visited by OS (J B) 16 November 1981

Cairn, 'Trothanmas Hillock'. Diameter: 30m. Partially grass covered mound 2.5m high, mainly composed of sand and clay containing small stones and boulders. Badly eroded by rig-and-furrow and modern disturbance.
R J Mercer, NMRS MS/828/19, 1995

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Grid reference Centred ND 1928 6636 (4m by 4m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND16NE
Civil Parish OLRIG
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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