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Tulloch Park

Enclosure (Period Unassigned), Mound (Period Unassigned), Souterrain (Prehistoric)

Site Name Tulloch Park

Classification Enclosure (Period Unassigned), Mound (Period Unassigned), Souterrain (Prehistoric)

Alternative Name(s) Lythmore

Canmore ID 7790

Site Number ND06NE 21

NGR ND 0545 6545

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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

Archaeology Notes

ND06NE 21 0545 6543.

ND 055 655 The entrance to a souterrain was exposed when the plough lifted a large slab in a field called Tulloch Park at Lythmore, 21 May 1984. The 'tulloch' itself is a low mound about 40m N-S. The souterrain lies at the extreme northern end of the tulloch and is entered from the west. A digger 'brought in to explore the mound' revealed that a

surface layer of loose stone overlay evidence of fires with burnt stones and a few animal bones which in turn overlay a 'layered clay layer.' The only artefact was a smooth shore pebble found on the clay layer.

Information contained in letter from Jack Saxon, 7 Rockwell Terrace, Thurso, to Soc Antiq Scot 22 May 1984.

Aerial photographs indicate the existence of a mound, probably the 'tulloch', at ND 0545 6545. It appears to be surmounted by a circular enclosure, c.15m to 20m in diameter, and the mound itself may be enclosed by a narrow ditch. (Visible on RAF air photographs 106 G/Scot UK 75:3369-71 : flown 9 May 1946.

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