MHG680 - Cairn, Bank Head

Summary

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.


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, 26, No. 74 (Text/Report). SHG2664.


Batey, C E, 1982, Caithness coastal survey 1982: interim reports 1980-2, DUN 001 (Text/Report). SHG1960.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred ND 2054 7650 (14m by 14m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND27NW
Civil Parish DUNNET
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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