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The Shean

Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Site Name The Shean

Classification Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Hill Of Lieurary

Canmore ID 7932

Site Number ND06SE 6

NGR ND 0810 6166

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

ND06SE 6 0810 6166.

(ND 0810 6166) The Shean (NAT)

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

The Shean is a small artificial mound about 2ft high and of unknown origin, said to have had bonfires burnt on it

Name Book 1872

This is the grass-covered remains of a small cairn, 10.0m in diameter by 0.5m high. No further information about its origin or purpose could be obtained locally; it is now surmounted by an OS triangulation pillar. Resurveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (R D) 16 February 1965

(ND 0810 6166) The Shean (NAT) Cairn (NR)

OS 1:10,000 map, (1975)

A cairn, as described.

Visited by OS (N K B) 17 September 1981

Mound (ND 0811 6166). Dimensions: 8 x 7m. Subcircular mound, the top of which has been removed to install a trig point.

R J Mercer, NMRS MS/828/19, 1995.


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