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Mill of Knockglass, cairn 220m south of, Bridge of Westfield

A Scheduled Monument in Thurso and Northwest Caithness, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 58.5508 / 58°33'2"N

Longitude: -3.6228 / 3°37'21"W

OS Eastings: 305658

OS Northings: 963669

OS Grid: ND056636

Mapcode National: GBR K6F4.171

Mapcode Global: WH5BP.BB3P

Entry Name: Mill of Knockglass, cairn 220m S of, Bridge of Westfield

Scheduled Date: 23 June 2000

Last Amended: 9 October 2001

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM470

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: cairn (type uncertain)

Location: Halkirk

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Thurso and Northwest Caithness

Traditional County: Caithness

Description

The monument comprises a round cairn, probably a chambered tomb of Neolithic date. It was scheduled in 1938, but the area designated at that time is inadequate to include all of the area of archaeological importance. Hence this extension.

The cairn lies in an area between ploughed fields and the E bank of the Forss Water. It is circular, about 11.5m in diameter, and stands about 1.5m high. The top is flattened, perhaps by an old excavation, and there has been a more recent hole dug into the SE side. In this hole, cairn material is exposed and two upright slabs protruding from its N side may be part of a central chamber.

The area now to be scheduled is a circle 30m in diameter, to include the cairn and an area around it in which evidence relating to its construction and use is likely to survive. This area is marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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