MHG3760 - Torvean

Summary

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Type and Period (2)

  • CAIRN (Bronze Age - 2400 BC? to 551 BC?)
  • CIST (Bronze Age - 2400 BC? to 551 BC?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NH64SE 6 6542 4346.

(Area NH 6542 4346) There is a very large cairn near the river at the foot of a hill called Torvean, and close to where the silver chain (NH64SE 14) was found. Some years ago it was partly removed and a coffin found composed of six thick flags. This is supposed to be the dormitory of Bean, a saint of the Culdee order.
OSA 1793; NSA (A Rose, A Clark, R Macpherson) 1845; J A Smith 1875.

No trace of this cairn was found during field perambulation.
Visited by OS (W D J) 31 March 1960.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NH 6542 4346 (14m by 14m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH64SE
Civil Parish INVERNESS AND BONA
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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