MHG31660 - Iron slag - Ascoile


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Type and Period (1)

  • FINDSPOT (Undated)

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  • None recorded

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Gordonbush Windfarm Environmental Statement - Archaeology
information supplied by J Hooper, March 2004
See Report 1244 - Site 13

J Aitken : 14/05/04
Find - Iron slag.
Incorporated into the construction of the ‘maze’ of Feature 012 (above), in the third row in from the W exterior, is a large piece of reddish/brown iron slag, which is, obviously, somewhat out of context. The rounded lozenge-shaped, heavy cobble measures approximately 15cm x 10cm x 10cm.

Given that the cobbles used for the construction of the maze have almost certainly been sourced very locally (maybe from the river bed of Allt a’Mhuilinn, 40m to the W), this is further evidence of a local metal-smelting industry in the vicinity (see Features 046 and 047 below). <1>

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Grid reference Centred NC 8248 1094 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC81SW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish CLYNE

Finds (1)

  • SLAG (Undated)

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