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Achscrabster

Cairn (Period Unassigned)(Possible), Cist (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Achscrabster

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

Canmore ID 7911

Site Number ND06SE 2

NGR ND 0806 6307

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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

Archaeology Notes

ND06SE 2 0806 6307.

(ND 0806 6307) Site of (NAT), Cairn (NR)

A Stone Coffin containing Human Remains found here (NAT)

OS 6" map, Caithness, 2nd ed., (1876)

The name applies to a small natural eminence. A stone coffin was found about 1812 when a heap of stones on the summit was removed.

Name Book 1872.

(ND 0806 6307) Cairn (NR) (site of)

OS 1:10,000 map, (1975)

At the site is a low eminence adjacent to a stone quarry and cut by an old track. Some stone is exposed in the side of the cutting, otherwise there is no evidence of a cairn.

Visited by OS (N K B) 16 September 1981.

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