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Cist(S) (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Achiegullan

Classification Cist(S) (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 7338

Site Number NC96SE 19

NGR NC 9881 6451

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Reay
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Caithness
  • Former County Caithness

Archaeology Notes

NC96SE 19 9881 6451.

NC 988 646. An empty short cist with what was probably a fairly modern capstone was found at Achiegullan.

Many years ago, a cist containing an urn was found in the field immediately SE of Achiegullan House.

A S Henshall 1958.

Achiegullan House apparently lay to the W of the present Achiegullan, and no further information could be obtained on the cist containing the urn. The empty short cist, which was found by Mr Forbes (W Forbes, Achiegullan, Reay), 0.2m below the surface while ploughing in 1958, is still in situ at NC 9881 6451. Constructed of four flat stone slabs and a slate capstone which is now split in two, it measures 1.3m by 1.0m and 0.8m deep.

Surveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (R D) 13 November 1964.

(NC 9881 6451) Short Cist found AD 1958 (NAT)

OS 25"map, (1966)

The cist is still in situ but covered over and nothing shows on the surface of a pasture field.

Visited by OS (J M) 11 August 1981.


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