MHG2959 - Bloomery, Daltullich

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  • BLOOMERY (Undated)

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Full Description

An iron-smelting site it situated at Daltullich 2 1/2 miles S of Clava on a knoll (24 x 18 ft) c 700 ft above the Nairn river. The Alt Ruadh (Red Burn) flows past the side of it.
The slag is of the older variety, portions of which have been produced from bog iron ore. It is accompanied by quantities of peat charcoal.
W I Macadam 1893.

At NH 7567 4123, on a low nautral knoll adjacent to Allt Ruidhe Moire, within the estate of Daltullich, are pieces of iron slag indicative of an iron-smelting site, probably that mentioned by Macadam.
Visited by OS (N K B) 15 April 1970.


Macadam, W I, 1893, 'Notes on the ancient iron industry of Scotland', Trans Inverness Sci Soc Fld Club Vol. 3 1883-8, p.222-63, 234 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG1212.


RCAHMS, 1979, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. The archaeological sites and monuments of North-east Inverness, Inverness District, Highland Region, 29, No. 233 (Text/Report). SHG2673.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NH 7567 4123 (30m by 30m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH74SE
Civil Parish CROY AND DALCROSS
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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