MHG14358 - Kinsteary House, urn and beads


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Type and Period (1)

  • CIST (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

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>

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Grid reference Centred NH 9229 5414 (604m by 304m) (4 map features)
Map sheet NH95SW
Civil Parish AULDEARN
Geographical Area NAIRN

Finds (3)

  • 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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