MHG14109 - Cairn w Bronze Finds, Craigdarroch


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Type and Period (1)

  • CAIRN (Early Medieval - 561 AD? to 1057 AD?)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Two pieces of thin copper, decorated with indented ornaments, were presented to NMAS by Sir George MacKenzie of Coull 1828. "They are described by donor as pieces of copper, supposed to be plate armour, or covering of a shield, found in a cairn, under an oak tree at Craigdarroch, Ross-shire. Various other portions were found along with these, and their appearance seems to justify the suppositions of donor.
D Wilson 1863

There is a very large oak tree at NH 4422 5730 at Craigdarroch, but no trace of any cairn could be found under it, or in immediate vicinity. Visited by OS (R D) 20 January 1965

Portions of thin plates of bronze with incised ornament, which Phillips (Info from C W Phillips to OS) ascribes to the Dark Ages though he gives no date and does not classify the site. (Acc Nos: FC 154, 155) NMAS 1892

The NMS catalogue lists two portions of thin bronze plates, incised with ornmentation. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NH 4422 5730 (14m by 14m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH45NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish CONTIN

Finds (1)

  • SHIELD? (Early Medieval - 561 AD? to 1057 AD?)

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