Accessibility

Font Size

100% 150% 200%

Background Colour

Default Contrast
Close Reset

Shurrery Church

Chambered Cairn (Neolithic)

Site Name Shurrery Church

Classification Chambered Cairn (Neolithic)

Alternative Name(s) Monadh Nan Carn; Shurrery

Canmore ID 7727

Site Number ND05NW 4

NGR ND 0488 5874

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/7727

Ordnance Survey licence number 100057073. All rights reserved.
Canmore Disclaimer. © Copyright and database right 2019.

Toggle Aerial | View on large map

Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

ND05NW 4 0488 5874.

(ND 0488 5874) Cairn (NR)

OS 6" map, Caithness, 2nd ed., (1907)

The remains of this Orkney-Cromarty type round cairn are about 6ft high, 115ft NNE-SSW and 120ft transversely; it may have been longer. The cairn is crossed by two walls. S of the southern wall the rise is barely perceptible. Between the walls, little is visible above the rough turf. The N end has been greatly reduced round the edges and faced with a retaining wall, while field stones have been added to the top. The remains of a probable stalled chamber, 40ft long, are visible to the E of the apparent centre of the cairn, and stones protruding from the cairn may be the remains of a second chamber.

A S Henshall 1963.

The mutilated remains of this round cairn measure about 35.0m in diameter by 2.1m high. To the S of each of the walls which cross it, the cairn survives as a grass-covered mound. N of the northern wall, more details can be seen. The main body of the cairn is within a retaining wall, and in the E five slabs are set on edge forming four stalls. The original perimeter of the cairn cannot be traced.

Resurveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (R D) 17 November 1964.

(ND 0488 5874) Chambered Cairn (NR)

OS 6" map, (1963)

The chambered cairn is as described and planned by the previous authorities. A very low spread of rubble E of the chamber appears to be cairn material.

Revised at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (J B) 21 July 1981.

References

MyCanmore Image Contributions


Contribute an Image

MyCanmore Text Contributions