MHG1805 - BA Spearhead - Rowens Hill


BA Spearhead, Rowens Hill

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Socketed Bronze Spearhead found AD 1864 (NAT)
OS 1:10,000 map, (1976)

A bronze spearhead was found at a depth of 4ft during peat cutting in 1864 by H Mackay of Kensary. It was given to Capt Alex Gunn of Braehour, who presented it to NMAS, although it does not appear in the Catalogue. From Mr Mackay's description it appears to have been about 6ins long, socketed, and with a midrib, but with no loops or flanges. Name Book 1871; NMAS 1882.

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred ND 2264 4821 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND24NW
Civil Parish WATTEN
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

Finds (1)

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

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