MHG39807 - Dorrery

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Type and Period (1)

  • BUILDING (Undated)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Situated on a level site along contour on a gently-sloping hillside of rough pasture, this mound could concievably be a very ruined long cairn, but this is very doubtful. There has been a 2-chambered building built in the E end and it is much disturbed for its length westwards revealing slabs. The W end seems to be bent to the S.
Visited by A S Henshall, 11 July 1987.

A low mound measuring 43 x 11m x 1m high, set on a terrace overlooking Loch Calder 2.5km to NE. Its SW end is very indistinct and NE end has four depressions 8, 14, 19, and 25m from that end. Some stone is visible through the grass cover. The mound resembles a long cairn.
R J Mercer 1985.


Mercer, R. J. & Hill, P.H., 1985, Archaeological field survey in northern Scotland: Volume III: 1982-1983, 7, 218, FOR 474 (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG2512.


Davidson, JL and Henshall, A S, 1991, The chambered cairns of Caithness: an inventory of the structures and their contents, 170 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2115.

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Location

Grid reference Centred ND 0714 5517 (30m by 30m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND05NE
Civil Parish HALKIRK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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