MHG54150 - Mound - Achkeepster


A mound, noted during walkover survey, of unknown function and date.

Type and Period (1)

  • MOUND (Undated)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A mound was recorded by J Hooper in 2001 during a walkover survey carried out in advance of a proposed wind farm development at Achkeepster. To the south of Achvidigo, a distinct grassy mound stands out from the surrounding peat cuttings because of the greenness of its vegetation. On its summit is a circular depression, which, while it is only 0.2m deep, is very regular in shape. The surrounding bank is riddled with rabbit holes and no stone is apparent. On the NW side of the knoll, a straight-sided cut suggests that peat cutting at one point extended up onto the mound, but the cut is not as clear and distinct as the one on the summit of the mound. No ready explanation is apparent for this feature. <1>

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Grid reference Centred ND 1506 4914 (15m by 15m)
Map sheet ND14NE
Civil Parish WATTEN
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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