MHG39494 - Building, Torr an Craoibhe

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Type and Period (1)

  • BUILDING (Undated)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Torr na Craoibhe (Mound) (NR)
OS 6"map, Caithness, 2nd ed., (1907)

A large knoll, part of N side of which seems to have been removed many years ago. A house of some kind, which looked like a chapel with a fence round it, is supposed to have stood at one end, but both house and fence have long since been removed.
Name Book 1873.

An artificial, flat-topped grassy mound, 130ft diameter and 6-8ft high, is surrounded by the foundations of cottages.
RCAHMS 1911.

Torr na Craoibhe is a shapeless, grass-covered stony mound, 2.4m maximum height. The grass-covered footings of a building can be seen on top of mound.
Resurveyed at 1:2500. Visited by OS (N K B) 6 November 1964.

(ND 0337 6030) Torr na Craoibhe (NAT) Mound (NR)
OS 1:10,000 map, (1975)

The mound is as described by the previous field investigator; whether it is wholly artificial cannot be determined. There are no diagnostic features to enable classification, but it is possibly a homestead. Visited by OS (J B) 21 September 1981.


Name Book (County), Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey, Book No. 9, 121 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG3399.


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, 105, No. 384 (Text/Report). SHG2664.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred ND 0339 6029 (30m by 30m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND06SW
Civil Parish REAY
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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