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Torr Mor

Cairn (Period Unassigned), Cist (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Torr Mor

Classification Cairn (Period Unassigned), Cist (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 7627

Site Number ND05NE 13

NGR ND 0617 5636

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

ND05NE 13 0617 5636.

ND 0617 5636. 'Torr Mor: Cairn. Situated on top of a natural knoll is a small mound of grass-covered stones. It measures 8.5m in diameter by 0.6m high. In the centre of the mound and oriented E-W is a small cist lined with stone slabs; it measures 1.2m long by 0.7m wide and 0.5m deep. Alongside the cist is the cap-stone, a flat slab 1.2m x 0.9m x 0.1m

Visited by OS (WDJ) 11 April 1962.

(ND 0617 5636) Torr Mor (NAT) Cairn (NR)

OS 6" map, (1963)

Torr Mor: A partially heather and turf-covered cairn measuring 7.5m NW-SE by 6.5m, with a maximum height of 0.9m in the N half, situated on top of shelving rock. Slightly E of centre is the cist described by previous OS surveyor. The capstone is now displaced onto the SE side of the cairn. A number of disturbed slabs also lie on the cairn.

Visited by OS (JM) 9 July 1981.

Though recorded as a chambered cairn by Mercer this is a round cairn with a central cist.

R J Mercer 1985; J L Davidson and A S Henshall 1991.


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