MHG982 - Possible Cairn, Achaveilan


Site of a possible late neolithic-bronze age burial cairn. Now heavily mutilated.

Type and Period (1)

  • CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

This cairn is as described and illustrated by the previous field investigator. There is no indication of a chamber or cist.
Visited by OS (J B) 29 November 1981.

This greatly mutilated cairn, composed of small stones, is 2.3m high and about 25m in diameter. In NW and SE, foundations of buildings which have been built into the cairn can be seen.
Resurveyed at 1:2500. Visited by OS (R D) 20 November 1964.

The remains of this possible cairn, original diameter about 54ft, are now a heap of small stones rising from the centre of the foundations of a larger construction.
RCAHMS 1911.

Cairn (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, 104, No. 379 (Text/Report). SHG2664.

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Grid reference Centred ND 0055 6335 (14m by 14m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND06SW
Civil Parish REAY
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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