MHG61830 - Possible rick stand or cairn - Shurrery


A possible rick stand or cairn at Shurrery.

Type and Period (2)

  • (Alternate Type) CAIRN? (Neolithic - 4000 BC? to 2401 BC?)
  • (Alternate Type) STACK STAND? (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A possible rick stand or cairn at Shurrery. The northernmost of two recorded in 1982 (see MHG1562 for the other).

?Rick stand, recorded by R Mercer in 1982 during a survey undertaken by the University of Edinburgh, one of several over a number of years in Caithness: Site FOR 301b: ?Rick stand. Dimensions: 3.50m x 3m. Height 0.70m. Subcircular mound with an orthostat at the N side. Associated with Mons. 299, 300, 303, 304, 305, 306, 311, and 312. Elevation: 275' OD. ND 038851. (Figs. 15, 85). <1>

This feature is visible in LiDAR data gathered by AOC Archaeology in 2011 as part of the mitigation for the visual impact on the archaeological landscape associated with the proposed Baillie Hill windfarm, Caithness. However, it was not indentified in the initial data analysis and so is not recorded/listed in the report. <2>

Note: the grid reference for this site in <1> is incorrect [IS-L 21/06/2020].

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred ND 0365 5807 (10m by 10m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND05NW
Civil Parish REAY
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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