MHG3014 - Possible Stone Circle - Balnabual
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Type and Period (2)
- STONE CIRCLE? (Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 551 BC)
- BURIAL CAIRN? (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
- None recorded
NH74NE 9 7798 4899.
(NH 7798 4899) Stone Circle (NR) (Remains of)
OS 6" map, Inverness-shire, 2nd ed., (1906)
One stone about 3ft 6ins, high and inclining in a westerly direction about 30 degress.
Name Book 1869.
Balnabual (? Clava-type) is noted in Fraser's (Fraser 1884) list of 'Clava-type' cairns as fragmentary. All that could be found in a single stone 4ft long lying at the edge of a field.
(Fraser's list is of stone circles and he has no evidence that this single stone was ever part of a stone circle of cairn. Henshall, therefore, has no evidence that this was a possible Clava-type cairn.)
A S Henshall 1963, visited 15 April 1957; J Fraser 1884.
This stone is at NH 7798 4899 and no evidence could be found to associate this fallen stone with either a stone circle or Clava-type cairn.
Visited by OS (R D) 18 August 1964.
Removed about 1968.
- --- Text/Report: 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. . 7, No. 4.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Name Book (County). Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey. Book No. 18, 6.
- --- Text/Publication/Monograph: Henshall, A S. 1963. The chambered tombs of Scotland, Volume 1. 361, INV 7.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Fraser, J. 1884. 'Descriptive notes on the stone circles of Strathnairn and neighbourhood of Inverness', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 18 1883-4, p.328-62. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 328-62. 361.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 7797 4899 (80m by 80m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Civil Parish||CROY AND DALCROSS|
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/14192 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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