MHG61858 - Cairn or burnt mound - Allt Torigil, Broubster


A cairn or burnt mound at Allt Torigil, Broubster.

Type and Period (2)

  • CAIRN? (Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC? to 560 AD?)
  • (Alternate Type) BURNT MOUND? (Bronze Age - 2400 BC? to 551 BC?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A cairn or burnt mound at Allt Torigil, Broubster.

The site was noted as two clearance cairns by R Mercer in 1982 during a survey undertaken by the University of Edinburgh, one of several over a number of years in Caithness. <1>

A cairn or possible burnt mound was identified 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. Fragmentary ring-bank; possible hut-circle or burnt mound. <2>

Not noted by OS investigators.

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred ND 0352 5921 (15m by 15m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND05NW
Civil Parish REAY
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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