MHG18085 - Bloomery, Allt Ruadh


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Type and Period (1)

  • IRON WORKING SITE (Medieval - 1058 AD to 1559 AD) + Sci.Date

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  • None recorded

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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>

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Grid reference Centred NH 3803 7383 (40m by 40m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH37SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish FODDERTY

Finds (1)

  • SLAG (Medieval - 1058 AD to 1559 AD) + Sci.Date

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