Region : Highlands Home
District : Caithness Map
Town or village : Wick List
Grid Reference : ND 313 411 Glossary
Period : 4th-3rd millennium BC Bibliography
(Cairn o' Get)

Garrywhin image

On open moorland, this small passage-grave has a circular chamber (on the right in the photo) and a rectangular antechamber. The structure, now roofless, is about 24m long.
The narrow entrance at the south-west (on the left in the photo) is only 0.8m wide. It lies between two portal stones, at the centre of the horned cairn's façade. There is another pair of 'horns' at the opposite side of the structure.
The site was excavated in 1866 and cremated and unburnt bone, flints and pottery were found. In the antechamber there were seven inhumations, with all the skulls placed to the right of the entrance.
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