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Sordale Hill

Chambered Cairn (Neolithic)

Site Name Sordale Hill

Classification Chambered Cairn (Neolithic)

Alternative Name(s) Sordale Hill Round

Canmore ID 8515

Site Number ND16SE 19

NGR ND 1534 6151

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

ND16SE 19 1534 6151.

(ND 1534 6151) Mound (NR)

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

This is an Orkney-Cromarty type round cairn with a Camster type chamber. It has been greatly reduced, both in its diameters which are now 40 by 27ft, and in its height, now 3ft. The entrance has been from the ENE but the passage has been completely removed. The tops of five stones are visible in the turf-covered mound, consisting of two pairs of transverse slabs and what is probably the end stone to the W.

A S Henshall 1963.

This chambered round cairn is as described and planned by Miss Henshall. Resurveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (R D) 10 November 1965

(ND 1534 6151) Chambered Cairn (NR)

OS 25" map, (1968)

No change to the preceeding reports.

Visited by OS (J M) 29 October 1981

Round cairn. Dimensions: 12 x 11m. Circular cairn with a central chamber indicated by four stones set on edge. It lies 10m S of Mon.129 (ND16SE 18).

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