MHG680 - Cairn, Bank Head


Site of cairn.

Type and Period (1)

  • CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

This roughly circular cairn, 12m in diameter and about 1m high, has been badly damaged within the last two years by the superimposition of a 'scenic viewpoint'.
C E Batey 1982 (see archive)

A cairn as described above. Visited by OS (N K B) 19 May 1982.

Cairn (NR) OS 1:10,000 map, (1975)

The much mutilated, grass-covered remains of this cairn survive to a maximum height of 1.5m and measure some 12m in diameter. The cairn has been flattened on top where a modern concrete building has been built.
Resurveyed at 1:2500. Visited by OS (R B) 23 May 1965.

This is a small cairn of low elevation with diameter of approx 16ft. A surveyor's cairn has been erected on top.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1910.

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Grid reference Centred ND 2054 7650 (14m by 14m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND27NW
Civil Parish DUNNET
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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