MHG802 - Round Cairn, Brawlbin

Summary

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.


RCAHMS, 1911, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments and Constructions of Scotland. Third report and inventory of monuments and constructions in the county of Caithness, 100, No. 365 (Text/Report). SHG2664.


Henshall, A S, 1963, The chambered tombs of Scotland, Volume 1, 290, CAT 51 (Text/Publication/Monograph). SHG357.


Mercer, R. J. & Hill, P.H., 1985, Archaeological field survey in northern Scotland: Volume III: 1982-1983, 8, 207, no. FOR 384, fig. 6 (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG2512.


Davidson, JL and Henshall, A S, 1991, The chambered cairns of Caithness: an inventory of the structures and their contents, 170 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2115.

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Location

Grid reference Centred ND 0606 5758 (30m by 30m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND05NE
Civil Parish REAY
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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