MHG18085 - Bloomery, Allt Ruadh
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Type and Period (1)
- IRON WORKING SITE (Medieval - 1058 AD to 1559 AD) + Sci.Date
- None recorded
A large iron slag heap lying on a hillock to the N of the Allt Ruadh was sampled. A C14 date of 700+/-50BP (GU-3463) was obtained from birch charcoal.
J Wordsworth 1993a. <1>
An extensive site was found on the north bank of the Allt Ruadh at c285m OD. Its full extent was not apparent due to a vigorous growth of grass after forestry ploughing three years (?) before. This had originally been a large dump perhaps 10m by 3m and substantial quantities of both charcoal and iron slag were found. A sample was radiocarbon dated to 1267-1290 cal AD (1 sigma). <2>
Slag samples from Allt Ruadh, Strathrannoch were disclaimed by Treasure Trove in 2004 and subsequently acquired by Invereness Museum. They are listed under Acc. No. 2004.047. <3>
- <1> Text/Publication/Article: Wordsworth, J. 1993. 'Ross and Cromarty', Discovery and Excavation in Scotland 1993, p.48. Discovery and Excavation in Scotland. 48. 48.
- <2> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Wordsworth, J.. 1993. Report on the investigation of various iron-working mounds in the Ben Wyvis area in November 1992. Wordsworth Archaeological Services. Digital (scanned as PDF). Site 3.
- <3> Collection: Inverness Museum. 2019. Inverness Museum and Art Gallery Archive Files. 2004.047.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 3803 7383 (40m by 40m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
- SLAG (Medieval - 1058 AD to 1559 AD) + Sci.Date
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- https://canmore.org.uk/site/82848 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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