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East Murkle


Nearest Town:Thurso (5km WSW)
OS Ref (GB):   ND17216891 / Sheets: 11, 12
Latitude:58° 36' 1.55" N
Longitude:   3° 25' 29.13" W

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A short distance west of Castletown, north of the A836. Immediately north of East Murkle Farm.

The cairn is easily seen as a grass covered mound in an othervise flat grass field.

CANMORE states:
A low circular mound measuring about 32.0m in diameter and 1.5m high is under plough, revealing a basic content of earth and shale with some small stone slabs and limpet shells intermingled. In the SW periphery, two rectangular stone slabs of different character lie on the surface.
Visited by OS (N K B) 16 February 1965.

This cairn is a described by the previous field investigator, except that the two stone slabs are no longer evident.
Visited by OS (J B) 2 November 1981.
Posted by CARL
15th August 2014ce