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Loch Of Yarrows

Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Loch Of Yarrows

Classification Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) South Yarrows

Canmore ID 9055

Site Number ND34SW 48

NGR ND 31225 43367

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

ND34SW 48 31225 43367.

The remains of a cairn, which has been opened, and which contained a central cist, lie about 130 yds SW of the cairn ND34SW 47.

RCAHMS 1911, visited 1910.

At ND 3121 4336 on a shelf on a W-facing slope, the cairn measures 8.5m in diameter and is 0.6m high. A trench has been cut through the centre from E to W and is partly filled with debris. There is no sign of the cist, though there are several stone slabs lying about which could have formed one.

Surveyed at 1:10,000.

Visited by OS (I S S) 14 March 1972.

(ND 3121 4336) Cairn (NR)

OS 1:10,000 map, (1976)

This is probably the cairn mentioned by Anderson as having a very long cist and as being 'opened long ago by idlers out of mere curiosity' when it was found to contain a skeleton.

(Undated) information in NMRS.

J Anderson 1870.

This heather-grown cairn, which is roughly circular on plan and measures about 6.5m in diameter by 0.6m in height, is situated on a W-facing terrace in heather moorland immediately E of Loch of Yarrows. A trench, now largely obscured by rank heather and partly filled with loose stones and boulders, has been cut through the centre of the cairn from E to W.

(YARROWS04 04)

Visited by RCAHMS (JRS) 15 June 2004


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