MHG3055 - Morayston Farm

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  • KILN (Undated)

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NH74NE 3 75 49.

A circular pit, built with water-worn stones, was discovered on the farm of Moraytown in the parish of Dalcross, Inverness-shire, on 21st, June 1899. It lay a little to east of a stone cist (NH74NE 2).
In shape the pit was like an inverted bee-hive, and not quite circular, as the diameter varied from 30 to 34 inches. "From the floor of the chamber an arched passage built of the same kind of stones extended 8 feet to the west and ended in a chamber 39 1/2 inches by 30 1/2 inches. The height of the arched passage at the east end was 17 inches and at the west 26 inches; and about 18 inches wide.
In the circular chamber were found shells of the oyster, mussel and cockle, with bones of some large bird, and of a small animal, possibly the rabbit, along with several jaws of some carnivorous animal, perhaps the wolf".
T Wallace 1900.

No knowledge of this structure was encountered at Morayston.
Visited by OS (J L D) 24 April 1962.


Wallace, T, 1900, 'Archaeological notes from Moraytown, Dalcross, Inverness-shire', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 34 1899-1900, p.215-7, 215-16 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG193.


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, 31, No. 250 (Text/Report). SHG2673.

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Grid reference Centred NH 7500 4900 (20m by 20m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH74NE
Civil Parish PETTY
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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