MHG979 - Cairn, The Shean


Site of cairn.

Type and Period (2)

  • CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)
  • (Alternate Type) MOUND (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Mound. Dimensions: 8 x 7m. Subcircular mound, the top of which has been removed to install a trig point.
R J Mercer, NMRS MS/828/19, 1995

A cairn, as described. Visited by OS (N K B) 17 September 1981

The Shean (NAT) Cairn (NR) OS 1:10,000 map, (1975)

This is grass-covered remains of a small cairn, 10m in diameter by 0.5m high. No further info about its origin or purpose could be obtained locally; it is now surmounted by an OS triangulation pillar. Resurveyed at 1:2500. Visited by OS (R D) 16 February 1965

The Shean (NAT) OS 6"map, Caithness, 2nd ed., (1907)

The Shean is a small artificial mound about 2ft high and of unknown origin, said to have had bonfires burnt on it
Name Book 1872

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Grid reference Centred ND 0810 6165 (14m by 14m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND06SE
Civil Parish HALKIRK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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