MHG3760 - Cairn and Cist - Torvean
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Type and Period (2)
- CAIRN (Bronze Age - 2400 BC? to 551 BC?)
- CIST (Bronze Age - 2400 BC? to 551 BC?)
- None recorded
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.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Smith, J A. 1875. 'Notice of a silver chain or girdle, the property of Thomas Simson, of Blainslie, Esq., Berwickshire; another, in the University of Aberdeen; and of other ancient Scottish silver chains', Proc Soc Antiq Scot, Vol 10 (1872-4), pp 321-47. 328.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: NSA. 1845. The new statistical account of Scotland by the ministers of the respective parishes under the superintendence of a committee of the society for the benefit of the sons and daughters of the clergy. Vol. 14, Inverness-shire, 14.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Sir John Sinclair (ed.). 1791-9. The statistical account of Scotland, drawn up from the communications of the ministers of the different parishes. Vol. 9, 632.
- --- Text/Report: 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. . 11, No. 48.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 6542 4346 (14m by 14m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Civil Parish||INVERNESS AND BONA|
Related Monuments/Buildings (1)
Related Investigations/Events (0)
External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/13538 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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