MHG802 - Round Cairn, Brawlbin


Site of late neolithic-bronze age round cairn.

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Ruined cairn, probably round, not chambered.
J L Davidson and A S Henshall 1991.

A cairn as described by the previous authorities. There is no evidence of a chamber.
Visited by OS (NKB) 16 September 1981.

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

The remains of a cairn now a shapeless mass of turf-covered stones measuring abut 19m N-S by 16m transversely, and 1m in maximum height. No structure remains.
Visited by OS (JLD) 10 April 1962.

A cairn so ruined that nothing of its internal structure can be seen. Said in 1910 to be the indefinite remains of a construction from whose turf-covered surface protrude the heads of thin slabs set on end (RCAHMS 1911)
A S Henshall 1963, visited 1956; RCAHMS 1911, visited 1910.

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Grid reference Centred ND 0606 5758 (30m by 30m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND05NE
Civil Parish REAY
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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