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Bilbster

Chambered Cairn (Neolithic)

Site Name Bilbster

Classification Chambered Cairn (Neolithic)

Alternative Name(s) Bylbster Bridge

Canmore ID 8759

Site Number ND25SE 10

NGR ND 2695 5472

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

ND25SE 10 2695 5472.

(ND 2695 5472) Chambered Cairn (NR)

OS 1:10,000 map, (1975)

An oval, Orkney-Cromarty type chambered cairn with a Camster-type chamber. It is now grass-grown with an indefinite edge, but appears to have measured about 70ft N-S by 55ft transversely. There appear to have been two chambers. The chamber to the N of the mound is represented by four upright stones and one prostrate stone, with entrance from the ESE. A group of upright stones marks the position of the second chamber at the S side of the cairn, with entrance from the SSE.

RCAHMS 1911; A S Henshall 1963.

This chambered cairn appears as a mutilated, oval, turf-covered mound, 1.7m high. It is as described and planned by A S Henshall.

Visited by OS (W D J) 25 April 1963.

A chambered cairn as described and planned above.

Revised at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (N K B) 29 April 1982

Chambered cairn, Bylbster Bridge. Dimensions: 25 x 20m. Subcircular grass-covered mound 1.6m high containing numerous internal depressions.

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

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