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Methow Hillock

Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Methow Hillock

Classification Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 8425

Site Number ND16NE 8

NGR ND 1618 6992

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

ND16NE 8 1618 6992

(ND 1618 6992) Methow Hillock (NR)

OS 6" map, (1970)

The large grassy mound known as 'Methow Hillock' has an elevation of 10 or 11ft and a diameter of 120ft, but it has been under cultivation and ploughed down to some extent. Beyond being artificial its character is quite indefinite.

Name Book 1872; RCAHMS 1911.

Methow Hillock, is now a circular, grass-covered mound 1.8m high ad 34.0m in diameter on a slight eminence some 100m from the shore. A few stone slabs protrude through the surface, but insufficient evidence remains to allow classification. The name is still known locally.

Revised at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (N K B), 16 February 1965.

Methow Hillock, as described above, is probably an unopened burial cairn.

Visited by OS (J B), 7 December 1981.


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