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Long Cist Cemetery (Early Medieval)

Site Name Stain

Classification Long Cist Cemetery (Early Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Wic 116

Canmore ID 9354

Site Number ND36SW 5

NGR ND 3440 6025

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

ND36SW 5 3440 6025.

A long-cist cemetery occupying a 300 yd long sandy mound, and comparable with Ackergill (ND35SW 12) and other cemeteries of the pre-Viking Iron Age. (See also ND36SW 21)

S Laing 1866; Name Book 1872; National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland (NMAS) 1892; A J H Edwards 1926; P Ashmore 1981.

There is neither trace nor local knowledge of these cists.

Visited by OS 8 September 1965.


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