MHG989 - Mound, Torr an Craoibhe
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Type and Period (1)
- MOUND (Undated)
- None recorded
Torr na Craoibhe (Mound) (NR)
OS 6"map, Caithness, 2nd ed., (1907)
A large knoll, part of N side of which seems to have been removed many years ago. A house of some kind, which looked like a chapel with a fence round it, is supposed to have stood at one end, but both house and fence have long since been removed.
Name Book 1873.
An artificial, flat-topped grassy mound, 130ft diameter and 6-8ft high, is surrounded by the foundations of cottages.
Torr na Craoibhe is a shapeless, grass-covered stony mound, 2.4m maximum height. The grass-covered footings of a building can be seen on top of mound.
Resurveyed at 1:2500. Visited by OS (N K B) 6 November 1964.
(ND 0337 6030) Torr na Craoibhe (NAT) Mound (NR)
OS 1:10,000 map, (1975)
The mound is as described by the previous field investigator; whether it is wholly artificial cannot be determined. There are no diagnostic features to enable classification, but it is possibly a homestead. Visited by OS (J B) 21 September 1981.
- --- Text/Report: 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. . 105, No. 384.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Name Book (County). Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey. Book No. 9, 121.
|Grid reference||Centred ND 0339 6028 (14m by 14m) (Buffered by site type)|
Related Monuments/Buildings (1)
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/7942 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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