MHG742 - Probable Kerb Cairn, Little Rock


Site of probable late neolithic-bronze age kerb cairn.

Type and Period (1)

  • KERB CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A cairn as described, completely overgrown with whin but for the S sector.
Revised at 1:10560. Visited by OS (J M) 11 August 1981.

Cairn (NR) OS 6"map, (1963)

There is a small cairn 6m in diameter and 0.5m high. On SW periphery a kerb about 0.2m high is clearly visible, and although there is no visual evidence, this would appear to be a burial cairn.
(Visible on RAF air photographs 106G/Scot/UK 75: 4363-4 (flown 1946).
Surveyed at 1:2500.
Visited by OS (R D) 27 November 1964 and (J L D) 25 June 1960

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Grid reference Centred NC 9763 6370 (80m by 80m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC96SE
Civil Parish REAY
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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