MHG39460 - Cist with burial, Shebster
Cist containing a burial situated in an early prehistoric burial cairn
Type and Period (1)
- CIST (Bronze Age - 2400 BC? to 551 BC?)
- None recorded
This cairn, situated on a steep, S-facing slope, is as described by the previous field investigator. The cist is aligned ESE-WNW.
Visited by OS (J B) 11 September 1981.
Cairn (NR) OS 1:10,000 map, (1975)
This cairn is now a turf-covered stony mound 6m N-S by 5m transversely and 0.4m high. In the centre are the remains of a cist, consisting of the two side slabs, 1.5m long and 0.5m apart.
Resurveyed at 1:2500. Visited by OS (N K B) 11 November 1964.
A stone cist containing human remains was found in this cairn or mound when the top was removed many years ago. Cook states that the cist was 'formed of four blocks of stone from 6 to 7ft long and 2.5ft broad'. RCAHMS describe the cist as being 4ft 3ins by 1ft 8ins, with W end-slab and the cover having been removed, and the diameter of the cairn being about 16ft.
Name Book 1873; NSA (written by F Cook 1841) 1845; RCAHMS 1911.
Tumulus (NR) (Remains of). A Stone Cist containing Human Remains found (NAT)
OS 6"map, Caithness, 2nd ed., (1907)
- --- SHG2597 Text/Publication/Volume: NSA. 1845. The new statistical account of Scotland by the ministers of the respective parishes under the superintendence of a committee of the society for the benefit of the sons and daughters of the clergy. Vol. 15, Caithness, 17.
- --- SHG2664 Text/Report: 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. . 100-1, No. 366.
- --- SHG3399 Text/Publication/Volume: Name Book (County). Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey. Book No. 9, 80.
|Grid reference||Centred ND 0124 6411 (4m by 4m) (Buffered by site type)|
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Related Investigations/Events (0)
External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/7982 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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