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Dun Burn

Lynchet(S) (Period Unassigned), Settlement (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Dun Burn

Classification Lynchet(S) (Period Unassigned), Settlement (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 7510

Site Number ND02NE 9

NGR ND 0982 2501

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

ND02NE 9 0982 2501.

At ND 0982 2501, set into an E-facing slope, is a bi-partite homestead, overgrown with heather. Overall it measures 16.0m NW-SE and the same transversely, with a wall, 0.5m maximum height, spread to 2.5m; the wall does not have the regularity of curve common to an oval or circular hut circle. The W compartment measures 11.0m NW-SE through the simple SE entrance, by 5.0m; and the E one is 7.0m NW-SE by 4.0m with no entrance visible. The interior of both enclosed areas is level and featureless.

A curving wall of similar strength and appearance to the enclosing wall separates the two compartments. No wall faces are exposed, but here and there rubble core material protrudes.

The homestead is set deep into the peat and presents the impression of considerable antiquity. There is some evidence of lynchets, which are probably contemporary, on the slopes to the E.

Surveyed at 1:10,000.

Visited by OS (N K B) 15 November 1982.


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