MHG40927 - Cairn, Loch of Yarrows


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ND34SW 48 3121 4336.

Remains of a cairn, which has been opened, which contained a central cist, lie about 130 yds SW of cairn ND34SW 47.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1910.

At ND 3121 4336 on a shelf on a W-facing slope, cairn measures 8.5m in diameter and is 0.6m high. A trench has been cut through the centre from E to W and is partly filled with debris. There is no sign of the cist, though there are several stone slabs lying about which could have formed one.
Surveyed at 1:10,000. Visited by OS (I S S) 14 March 1972.

(ND 3121 4336) Cairn (NR) OS 1:10,000 map, (1976)

This is probably the cairn mentioned by Anderson as having a very long cist and as being 'opened long ago by idlers out of mere curiosity' when it was found to contain a skeleton.
J Anderson 1870.

Anderson, J, 1866-68, 'On the horned cairns of Caithness, their structural arrangement, contents of chambers, &c.', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 7 1866-8, p.480-512, 502 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG1326.

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, 175, No. 549 (Text/Report). SHG2664.

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Grid reference Centred ND 3121 4336 (6m by 6m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND34SW
Civil Parish WICK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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