MHG411 - Long Cist, Stain

Summary

No summary available.

Type and Period (2)

  • LONG CIST (Early Iron Age to Early Medieval - 550 BC to 1057 AD)
  • BURIAL GROUND (Early Iron Age to Early Medieval - 550 BC to 1057 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A long-cist cemetery occupying a 300 yd long sandy mound, and comparable with Ackergill(ND35SW 12) and other cemeteries of the pre-Viking Iron Age. (See also ND36SW 21)
S Laing 1866; Name Book 1872; NMAS 1892; A J H Edwards 1926; P Ashmore 1981.

There is neither trace nor local knowledge of these cists.
Visited by OS 8 September 1965

This site was re-appraised along with the other cemetery sites in the area using Society of Antiquaries of Scotland manuscripts, and published sources, by Anna Ritchie. <1>

17 stone implements, a fragment of a dog’s jaw bone and limpet shells from Stain, Keiss were donated to the NMS by Samuel Laing in 1865 (GJ 156- GJ 173). It is unclear if they are related to the long-cist cemetery identified in this area as they are only described as from 'Stain, Keiss, Caithness'. Further investigation is needed. <2>

Sources/Archives (8)

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred ND 3440 6025 (6m by 6m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND36SW
Civil Parish WICK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

Finds (2)

  • MOLLUSCA REMAINS (Undated)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Undated)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Investigations/Events (0)

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