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Hill Of Shebster

Chambered Cairn (Neolithic)

Site Name Hill Of Shebster

Classification Chambered Cairn (Neolithic)

Canmore ID 7979

Site Number ND06SW 5

NGR ND 0118 6462

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

ND06SW 5 0118 6462.

(ND 0118 6462) Cairn (NR)

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

The heavily-robbed remains of this round, stalled cairn of Orkney-Cromarty type are 80ft in diameter.

A S Henshall 1963.

This turf-covered chambered cairn, 1.6m maximum height and approximately 26.0m in diameter, has been mutilated by an excavation trench in the NE. The top has been robbed revealing seven stone slabs forming the stalls of a gallery grave and two portal stones are in the SE corner of the cairn.

Resurveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (N K B) 13 November 1964.

This chambered cairn is as described by the previous authorities.

Visited by OS (J B) 11 September 1981.

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