MHG3590 - Burnt Mound - Tordarroch


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Type and Period (1)

  • BURNT MOUND (Bronze Age - 2400 BC? to 551 BC?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NH63SE 42 6781 3325

This crescentic low mound is 0.5m high c. 4.5m in diameter, with a hollow on the SW side. It is located by the side of the small burn, which is now a boggy patch, that separates hut NH63SE 27 from the other huts of the group. Presumably this is contemporary with the occupation of the settlement NH63SE 27.
Surveyed in 1989 as part of a survey of lands around Tardarroch, Daviot and Dunlichty to identify and map archaeological monuments threatened by the proposed afforestation scheme. <1>

This heather-covered, U-shaped mound sits on the SE edge of an area of boggy ground. It measures 6.7m from NNW to SSE by 6.2m transversely, and stands 0.6m high. The removal of a turf confirmed that it contains burnt stone and charcoal. A hollow on the WSW side presumably indicates the position of a trough.
(USN93 300)
Visited by RCAHMS (SDB) 15 March 1993.

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Grid reference Centred NH 6786 3316 (16m by 16m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH63SE
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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