MHG52919 - Cairnfield, Latheronwheel


A series of fourteen partially grass-covered cairns location on the sides of a dry valley.

Type and Period (2)

  • CLEARANCE CAIRN (Neolithic to 19th Century - 4000 BC? to 1900 AD?)
  • CAIRNFIELD (Neolithic to 19th Century - 4000 BC? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

An overall area of 125 x 50m containing a series of 14 partially grass-covered cairns located on the sides of a dry valley. The largest, measuring 13.4 x 4m, is located on a spur of land at its head. The cairns range in size from 4.4 x 4m to 6 x 7.3m with a maximum height of 1m. There are traces of slight cattle damage. <1>

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Grid reference Centred ND 1863 3211 (112m by 133m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND13SE
Civil Parish LATHERON
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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