MHG787 - Round Cairn, Dorrery


Site of late Neolithic-Bronze Age round cairn containing a cist.

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

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

A cairn 8.5m diameter and, in NE half, 0.7m high; the cist is as described by RCAHMS. The slab noted in S edge of cairn is a kerb-stone and there are another 2, marginally displaced, in W arc.
Visited by OS (JM) 3 July 1981.

The remains of this cairn are as described by the RCAHMS.
Resurveyed at 1:2500. Visited by OS (N K B) 12 February 1965.

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

This cairn has a diameter of c40ft and a height of about 4ft. On top, near centre, a cist lying NE- SW has been exposed; it is 3ft 8ins in length by 1ft 6ins in breadth. The slabs forming one end and one side alone remain. At edge of cairn towards S, a thin slab, set upwards, 2ft 6ins in breadth, protrudes through the turf to a height of 1ft 3ins; its significance is not apparent.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1910.

Mound (NR) OS 6"map, Caithness, 2nd ed., (1907)

No suggestion that this is a Chambered Cairn and 'Chambered Round Cairn' monument type removed from record. GW 11/08/20

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Grid reference Centred ND 0719 5553 (30m by 30m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND05NE
Civil Parish HALKIRK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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