MHG778 - Round Cairn, Torr Mor


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  • ROUND CAIRN (Bronze Age - 2400 BC? to 551 BC?)

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'Torr Mor: Cairn. Situated on top of a natural knoll is a small mound of grass-covered stones. It measures 8.5m in diameter by 0.6m high. In the centre of the mound and oriented E-W is a small cist lined with stone slabs; it measures 1.2m long by 0.7m wide and 0.5m deep. Alongside the cist is the cap-stone, a flat slab 1.2m x 0.9m x 0.1m
Visited by OS (WDJ) 11 April 1962.

(ND 0617 5636) Torr Mor (NAT) Cairn (NR) OS 6"map, (1963)

Torr Mor: A partially heather and turf-covered cairn measuring 7.5m NW-SE by 6.5m, with a maximum height of 0.9m in the N half, situated on top of shelving rock. Slightly E of centre is the cist described by previous OS surveyor. The capstone is now displaced onto the SE side of the cairn. A number of disturbed slabs also lie on the cairn.
Visited by OS (JM) 9 July 1981.

Though recorded as a chambered cairn by Mercer this is a round cairn with a central cist. R J Mercer 1985;
J L Davidson and A S Henshall 1991.

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Grid reference Centred ND 0616 5636 (30m by 30m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND05NE
Civil Parish REAY
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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