MHG921 - Site of Possible Cairn, Upper Dounreay


Site of possible late neolithic-bronze age chambered cairn or iron age broch. The site is no longer extant with the possible exception of a slight mound.

Type and Period (2)

  • CHAMBERED CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)
  • (Alternate Type) BROCH? (Iron Age - 550 BC to 560 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

No change to the previous field report.
(Erroneously sited on OS 6"map 1969 at ND 0009 6549.)
Visited by OS (J B) 7 August 1981.

Mound (NR) (site of) OS 25"map, (1966)

Nothing was seen in arable field. Visited by OS (W D J) 7.6.1960.

Pict's House (NR) (Site of) OS 6"map, Caithness, 2nd ed., (1876)

This Pictish house was removed in 1868, and with the exception of some broken querns, calcined bones (probably animal) and burnt wood, nothing of any importance was found in it. It resembles the rest of the chambered cairns of Caithness.
Name Book 1873.

Sources/Archives (1)



Grid reference Centred ND 0011 6549 (80m by 80m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND06NW
Civil Parish REAY
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

Finds (2)

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Undated)
  • QUERN (Undated)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Investigations/Events (0)

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