MHG44622 - Enclosure, Moss of Whilk


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  • MOUND (Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 1501 BC)

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Scheduled Ancient Monument Management Plan, 1st April 2003 to 31st March 2008. HS, 11/03/03. See assoc. docs. File.
J Aitken : 25/03/03
ND24SE 8 2852 4093. Mound (NR). OS 6" map, (1959)

A low grassy hillock, 63' in diameter, with large quarried stones, showing no trace of arrangement, scattered over its surface. The mound does not seem to be high enough to cover a broch and stones are unlikely to have been removed from such an inaccessible spot. The surface is very uneven, and does not suggest a cairn.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1910.

A turf-covered stony mound c21m diameter, and 1.5m max height, of uncertain classification. Some 20m to NE is a sub-oval enclosure measuring 17m x 13m within a peat-covered stone wall of indeterminate width. A few displaced blocks are exposed in SW arc. This site bears some resemblance to the 'Green Hill of Clayton' (ND36SW 7).
Surveyed at 1:10000 Visited by OS (A A) 19 April 1972.

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, 77-8, No. 280 (Text/Report). SHG2664.

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Grid reference Centred ND 2852 4092 (14m by 14m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND24SE
Civil Parish LATHERON
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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