MHG2908 - Cist w burial & beads, Morayston Farm


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Type and Period (2)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NH74NE 2 75 49.

Two stone cists were found on the farm of Moraytown, in the parish of Dalcross, Inverness, on the 19th and the 21st of June 1899.
Both cists were short, about 4 feet 3 inches by 2 feet 2 inches and each contained a doubled-up skeleton. One of them also contained three small flat jet beads. The skull from the grave is now in Inverness museum (Morayston is actually in the parish of Petty)
T Wallace 1900; 1921.

There is a skull in the Inverness Museum which comes from a 'pre-historic grave' in the parish of Petty. It was presented by Thomas Wallace.
T Wallace 1917.

This skull is in the Inverness Museum; but no siting information was encountered. The exhibition card in the museum would seem to suggest that this is the same skull as referred to by Wallace (1900; 1917; 1920) Enquiries at Morayston failed to establish the precise site of these finds; but the farmer said that it was local knowledge that cists had been found at Tom na Croiche (NH74NE 1) so it is possible that that site produced cists in 1899 as well as in 1860.
Visited by OS (J L D) 23 March 1962.

Human remains from the site are listed under Acc. No. 1978.039 in the Inverness Museum Catalogue. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NH 7500 4899 (6m by 6m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH74NE
Civil Parish PETTY
Geographical Area INVERNESS

Finds (2)

  • BEAD (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
  • HUMAN REMAINS (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)

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