MHG650 - Burial Cairn, Rossy Hillock


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Type and Period (2)

  • BURIAL CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)
  • (Alternate Type) BROCH (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Rossy Hillock stands fairly prominently within an arable field. Although its margins are very poorly defined, it measures approximately 34.5m N-S by 30m and stands 1.3m high. It is more likely to be a burial cairn than a broch.
Surveyed at 1:2500. Visited by OS (J B) 7 December 1981.

Rossy Hillock (NR) (site of) OS 6" map, (1970)

Rossy Hillock: As described above; classification and survey action are impracticable. The name is still known locally.
Revised at 1:2500. Visited by OS (N K B) 16 February 1965.

The mound called 'Rossy Hillock' probably covers ruins of a broch, but it has been so long under cultivation that its dimensions are now quite indefinite.
RCAHMS 1911.

Rossy Hillock (Cairn) (NR) OS 6" map, Caithness, 2nd ed. (1907)

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, 124, No. 448 (Text/Report). SHG2664.

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Grid reference Centred ND 1552 6991 (42m by 45m)
Map sheet ND16NE
Civil Parish THURSO
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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