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Pullyhour

Enclosure (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Pullyhour

Classification Enclosure (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 8346

Site Number ND15SW 11

NGR ND 1194 5446

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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

Archaeology Notes

ND15SW 11 1194 5446.

(ND 1194 5446) Tumulus (NR) (Site of)

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

All traces of this have been removed and the place where it stood cultivated many years ago. Mr Mcleod (R Mcleod, Pulleyhour) who has seen the encircling wall or embankment when it was about 3ft high said that it had measured about 65ft in diameter, as far as he could remember. "This has very probably been a Pict's House. Although it was given to me as a camp. This one has been removed many years ago and very few of the present inhabitants have seen it. Human remains have been found in it. Only local tradition tells of there having been a camp there, in connection with the battle (ND15SW 12)" It is stated to have been similar to the nearby tumulus (ND15SW 3).

Name Book 1872; Information from Captain Gunn, Braehour and J Munro, Pulleyhour to OS, 1872.

There is no trace of any feature at this site.

Visited by OS (E G C) 16 April 1962.

(ND 1154 5446) Enclosure (NR) (site of)

OS 6" map, (1963)

No change to the previous field report.

Visited by OS (J M) 10 November 1981.

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