MHG855 - Round Cairn, Hill of Forss


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

No change. Revised at 1:2500. Visited by OS (NKB) 24.8.1981.

A cairn comprising a sub-circular grass-covered mound, 20m N-S by 12m by 1.5m high, with stones visible.
R J Mercer 1981.

Cairn (NR) OS 6"map, (1969)

This feature, which lies close to Thing's Va (ND06NE 1) is the grass-covered remains of a round cairn 24m in diameter by 2m in max height. It has been dug into in S side and the spoil now forms a mound just S of cairn. A stone on S edge may be a kerb stone.
Resurveyed at 1:2500. Visited by OS (R D) 16 February 1965.

This low grassy mound, about 70ft in overall diameter and 6ft in height, has appearance of a broch. It has been quarried into from the N side.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1910.

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

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, 119, No. 433 (Text/Report). SHG2664.

Mercer, R J, 1981, Archaeological field survey in northern Scotland: volume II, 1980-81, 150, No. 462 (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG2511.

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Grid reference Centred ND 0819 6821 (30m by 30m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND06NE
Civil Parish THURSO
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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