MHG998 - Clearance Cairns - Hill of Shebster


A group of clearance cairns at Hill of Shebster.

Type and Period (1)

  • CLEARANCE CAIRN (Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC? to 560 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A group of clearance cairns at Hill of Shebster.

There are the remains of two or three stony mounds on the slope of the Hill of Shebster to the S of the cairn noted on ND06SW 5 (at ND 011 646).
RCAHMS 1911.

On the S side of the Hill of Shebster, at ND 010 642 there are about half a dozen heather-covered mounds, probably field clearance heaps. These are possibly the mounds noted by the RCAHMS.
Visited by OS (J B) 5 December 1981.

Four of these cairns were identified in LiDAR data gathered by AOC Archaeology in 2011 as part of the mitigation for the visual impact on the archaeological landscape associated with the proposed Baillie Hill windfarm, Caithness. <1>

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Grid reference Centred ND 0104 6420 (106m by 82m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND06SW
Civil Parish REAY
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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