MHG685 - Possible Norse Burial Ground, Ham


Site of a number of possible Norse grave mounds.

Type and Period (2)

  • BURIAL GROUND (CULTURE 800; CULTURE NORSE; , Norse - 800 AD to 1300 AD)
  • (Alternate Type) MOUND (CULTURE 800; CULTURE NORSE; , Norse - 800 AD to 1300 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

These mounds have been reduced by ploughing and are visible only as slight mounds in field.
C E Batey 1982.

All that can be seen on the ground are two indeterminate rises in a ploughed field behind the farmhouse at Ham.
Visited by OS (J M) 21 Apri 1982.

Tumuli (NR) (site of) OS 1:10,000 map, (1976)

Tumuli (NR) (sites of)
OS 6" map, (1960)

A few yards N of Ham are remains of what people in district call graveyards. They are more likely to be Norse grave mounds. Human bones are said to have been found in them. No reliable info can be obtained as to their original shape or of their interior formation as it is a great number of years since they were destroyed.
Name Book 1872.

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred ND 2396 7371 (100m by 100m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND27SW
Civil Parish DUNNET
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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