MHG3563 - Mortar or Font - Clachain Beag
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Type and Period (1)
- FINDSPOT (Undated)
- None recorded
Not far from the churchyard of Dunlichity, on the road from it to Brin, there lies on the ground about 5 yards from the road, where a small stream crosses it, a block with a circular basin. The basin is 9 inches in diameter and 4 inches deep. It is surrounded by a sloping artificial hollow ring, 17 inches in diameter and 5 inches deep. This basin was used, within the memory of persons living, as a baptismal font for the Episcopalians of Strathnairn.
W Jolly 1882.
The ancient stone font was once resorted to for the curing of sick children.
This triangular shaped stone was found at the side of a small stream at NH 6615 3281. It measures 1.2m. across its base by 1.3m. and has a maximum height of c. 0.5m
Visited by OS (W D J) 10 September 1963.
What may be a mortar lies in the S side of a burn adjacent to the public road to the E of Dunlichity steading. It comprises a roughly triangular stone measuring about 1.3m across with a smooth circular depression 210mm in diameter and 100mm deep at its centre.
Visited by RCAHMS (DCC) 3 December 1992.
- --- SHG1317 Text/Publication/Article: Jolly, W. 1882. On cup-marked stones in the neighbourhood of Inverness; with an appendix on cup-marked stones in the Western Islands. Proc Soc Antiq Scot Volume 16. 300-401. 378-9; fig. 82.
- --- SHG2676 Text/Report: RCAHMS. 1994. The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Upper Strathnairn, Inverness: an archaeological survey: summary report. .
- --- SHG762 Text/Publication/Article: ISSFC. 1898. 'Excursion to Duntelchaig and Dunlichity', Trans Inverness Sci Soc Fld Club Vol. 4 1888-95, p.140-5. Trans Inverness Sci Soc Fld Club. 140-5. 145.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 6614 3281 (4m by 4m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Civil Parish||DAVIOT AND DUNLICHITY|
- MORTAR (VESSEL)? (Undated)
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/13197 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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