MHG14358 - Kinsteary House, urn and beads
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Type and Period (1)
- CIST (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
- None recorded
NH95SW 10 92 54
In 1888 a cist containing an 'urn' and a 'necklace of glass beads' was found at Kinsteary (house at NH 926 543). A Cinerary Urn and some bones now in the Hunterian Museum, University of Glasgow (A.1939.1-2), may have come from this site.
RCAHMS 1978, visited May 1978
Local enquiries produced no further information.
Visited by OS (RL) 17 December 1970.
Information from ARCH Community Timeline Project: Auldearn:
According to Bain 1893, pp. 11-2 the objects were in possession of Lady Gordon Cathcart at Cluny Castle, but their whereabouts now are unknown.
Bain, G. 1893. History of Nairnshire, 2nd ed. <1>
See links below to the Hunterian Museum Catalogue for pictures of the urn and human remains. <2>
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Bain, G. 1893. History of Nairnshire. 2nd ed.. 11-12.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Matheson, C. 1915. Moray and Nairn. 126.
- --- Text/Report: RCAHMS. 1978. The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. The archaeological sites and monuments of Nairn District, Highland Region. . 10, no.38.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Robertson, A S. 1953. 'A Bronze Age cinerary urn from Kinsteary, Nairn', Trans Glasgow Archaeol Soc, New Series, Vol 12, p 37-8.
- <1> Collection/Project Archive: Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands (ARCH). 08/2011. Digital site gazetteer and archive for ARCH Community Timeline Project: Auldearn. Yes. Site 10.
- <2> Interactive Resource/Online Database: Hunterian Museum. 2020. Hunterian Museum Online Collections Catalogue. GLAHM:A.1939.1-2.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 9229 5414 (604m by 304m) (Buffered by site type)|
- CINERARY URN (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
- BEAD (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
- CREMATION (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
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