MHG3397 - Tom na Croiseige, Kiltarlity

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Type and Period (1)

  • GALLOWS MOUND (Early Medieval to Medieval - 561 AD to 1559 AD)

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Tom Na Croiseige {NR} (Formerly a Justice Seat)
OS 6"map, Inverness-shire, 2nd ed., (1907)
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The burial ground of Tomnacross 'has only recently been enclosed for that purpose'. It contains the 'Seat of Judgement', an ancient circular mound with a smaller one on top, on which grew the 'Hanging Tree'.
W R MacDonald 1902
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This structure consists of a grass-covered mound in the form of a truncated cone measuring 9ft in height with a surface diameter of 40ft and a basal one of about 70ft. No ditch is visible. The regular appearance of the sides which seem to have been scarped, suggest that this is probably a motte.
Information from R W Feachem, 30 August 1954
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This feature is as described above. The name and tradition that it was once a gallows hill, is still known locally. No finds have been made recently.
Re-surveyed at 1/2500.
Visited by OS (N K B) 14 December 1964


Macdonald, W R, 1902, 'The heraldry in some of the old churchyards between Tain and Inverness', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol 36 1901-2, pp 688-732, 714-15 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG1679.


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, 25, No. 193 (Text/Report). SHG2673.


Yeoman, P A, 1988, 'Mottes in Northeast Scotland', Scot Archaeol Rev Vol. 5 1988, p.125-33, 131, no. 93 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG1131.


Freeman, E, 2008-9, Photographs of various HER sites (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG23975.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NH 5126 4134 (40m by 40m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH54SW
Civil Parish KILTARLITY AND CONVINTH
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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