MHG39848 - Midden, Huna House


Site of middenand associated Norse building.

Type and Period (1)

  • MIDDEN (Undated)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NGR for Caithness Coastal Survey site CAN 036 above is given as ND 3598 7355, but it is likely from the discription that this is the mound at ND 3592 7357 (ND37SE 5).
Info from RCAHMS (FO) 17 March 1997

A Norse building survives as drystone walling accompanied by traces of midden in a sand mound. Walling is evident throughout mound and site appears to be intact although sand quarrying theatens seaward side. Pottery was recovered. CAN 035.
A possibly Norse mound, 9.2m E-W x 4m x 0.3m high, slightly higher at W side with a steeper scarp on seaward side. Traces of stone within mound suggest a structure. CAN 036.
C E Batey, Caithness Coastal Survey, 1982

Sand mound identified at ND 3592 7357
Visited by OS 7 May 1982.

Huna is identified with Hofn in Caithness where, according to St Olaf's Saga, Hlodver, are of Norse Earls of Orkney, was buried about 980.
J Anderson 1873.

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Grid reference Centred ND 3591 7357 (14m by 14m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND37SE
Civil Parish CANISBAY
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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