MHG928 - Chambered Cairn, Tulach Buaile Assery


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

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

Tulach Buaile Assery is a turf-covered long horned cairn of Orkney-Cromarty group, with a Camster-type chamber.
The body of cairn is about 204ft long, 42ft wide at W end and 65ft wide at E end; this end is about 12ft high and virtually intact. At W end fairly clearly defined horns project obliquely an additional 20ft. The horns at E end were not visible in 1956 but in 1910 they were about 26ft long. There are remains of a possible chamber 26ft in from W end of cairn, and a recent hole halfway up NE side of E end opens into another chamber, now partially collapsed.
RCAHMS 1911; A S Henshall 1963.

This long horned chambered cairn is as described.
Resurveyed at 1:2500. Visited by OS (R D) 3 November 1964.

(ND 0575 6019) Tulach Buaile Assery (NAT) Chambered Cairn (NR) OS 1:10,000 map, (1975)

Tulach Buaile Assery - a chambered cairn as described by Miss Henshall.
Revised at 1:10,000. Visited by OS (N K B) 18 September 1981.

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Grid reference Centred ND 0575 6019 (80m by 80m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND06SE
Civil Parish HALKIRK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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