MHG17499 - Possible Cremation, The House of Rosskeen


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Type and Period (2)

  • CREMATION? (Undated)
  • (Alternate Type) INDUSTRIAL SITE? (Unknown date)

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  • None recorded

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NH66NE 46 6973 6942

NH 69738 69428. A small cremation deposit was found here during archaeological supervision of the topsoil strip for the Dingwall - Invergordon British Gas pipeline. Sponsor: British Gas
J Wordsworth 1993 <1>

A pit 0.16m square by 40mm deep filled with black silt & calcined bone, was found during observation on the route of the Dingwall to Invergordon pipeline. It appeared to be the much truncated remains of a cremation burial, though it could have had some industrial function connected to the other pits - see MHG43865 - for example, as a filtering material. <2>

GIS adjusted based on information received from Jonathan Wordsworth. <3>

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Grid reference Centred NH 6964 6943 (6m by 6m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH66NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish ROSSKEEN

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