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Borlum Rock

Burnt Mound (Prehistoric)

Site Name Borlum Rock

Classification Burnt Mound (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 7364

Site Number NC96SE 41

NGR NC 9740 6375

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 41 9740 6375.

At NC 9740 6375, on the SW edge of natural drainage in a N-facing hillside, is a crescent-shaped burnt mound, 9.5 by 8.0m across and 0.8m high. Animal scrapes in the peat cover show blackened earth and friable fragments of stone.

Surveyed at 1:10,000.

Visited by OS (J M) 11 August 1981.

This burnt mound was noted during a pre-afforestation survey of Sandside Estate. It is visible as a grass-covered, crescent-shaped mound about 3m across, on a heather-covered slope.

C Dagg 13 October 1998; NMRS MS 1008/3, no.37

Activities

Field Visit (11 August 1981)

At NC 9740 6375, on the SW edge of natural drainage in a N-facing hillside, is a crescent-shaped burnt mound, 9.5 by 8.0m across and 0.8m high. Animal scrapes in the peat cover show blackened earth and friable fragments of stone.

Surveyed at 1:10,000.

Visited by OS (J M) 11 August 1981.

Field Visit (13 October 1988)

This burnt mound was noted during a pre-afforestation survey of Sandside Estate. It is visible as a grass-covered, crescent-shaped mound about 3m across, on a heather-covered slope.

C Dagg 13 October 1998; NMRS MS 1008/3, no.37

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