MHG39479 - Site of Cist with Burial, Achscrabster


Cist containing a burial discovered in top of cairn.

Type and Period (1)

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

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  • None recorded

Full Description

At site is a low eminence adjacent to a stone quarry and cut by an old track. Some stone is exposed in side of the cutting, otherwise there is no evidence of a cairn.
Visited by OS (N K B) 16 September 1981.

Cairn (NR) (site of) OS 1:10,000 map, (1975)

The name applies to a small natural eminence. A stone coffin was found c1812 when a heap of stones on summit was removed.
Name Book 1872.

Site of (NAT), Cairn (NR) A Stone Coffin containing Human Remains found here (NAT)
OS 6"map, Caithness, 2nd ed., (1876)

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Grid reference Centred ND 0805 6306 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND06SE
Civil Parish HALKIRK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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