MHG986 - Cairn, Bardnaheigh


Site of cairn. Previoulsy interpreted as a burnt mound.

Type and Period (2)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Not a burnt mound but a cairn about 13.5m in diameter, prominently placed on the crest of a ridge. No burnt stone is now evident, and there is no nearby groundwater source. It has a stony content, but field clearance has been placed upon it at a later date.
Visited by OS (J B) 24 September 1981.

Burnt Mound (NR) OS 1:10,000 map, (1975)

A grass-covered mound, 0.8m high, containing a high proportion of small burnt stones. It is possibly a burnt mound. Surveyed at 1:2500.
Visited by OS (N K B) 20 November 1964;
Visible on RAF APs 106G/Scot/UK 75: 4375-6 (9 May 1946)

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Grid reference Centred ND 0391 6459 (14m by 14m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND06SW
Civil Parish REAY
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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