MHG1129 - Carved Stone Ball - Ben-a-Chielt


Findspot of Neolithic carved stone ball.

Type and Period (1)

  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 1501 BC?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A type 4a (six knobs, not very prominent) carved stone ball, 'found in a peat moss on the hill of Benicheillt' is in RMS (AS 15). (Name: Red Moss published on OS 1:10,000 map 1976 at ND 192 376.)
Proc Soc Antiq Scot 1881; D N Marshall 1979

Listed under Acc. No. AS 15 in the NMS catalogue. It is pictured on the NMS online collections database, however the Acc. No. is in error here, listed as AS 159. This Acc. No. refers to different a carved stone ball with the NMS catalogue (see MHG60981). <1>

This carved stone ball was loaned to Dunbeath Heritage Museum where it is on display. <2>

Sources/Archives (4)



Grid reference Centred ND 1899 3700 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND13NE
Civil Parish LATHERON
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

Finds (1)

  • BALL (RITUAL) (Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 1501 BC?)

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