MHG39332 - Old Petty

Summary

No summary available.

Type and Period (1)

  • MOUND (Undated)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NH74NW 3 7383 4987 and 7363 4977.

(NH 7383 4987) Tumulus (NR), (NH 7363 4977) Tumulus (NR)
OS 6"map, Inverness-shire, 2nd ed., (1907)

There are two mounds to the W of Petty Church, 150' in circumference at the base, 120' at the top and 42' high. In 1875, while a man was ploughing, his horse fell into an underground structure "at the very base" of one of them.
G Anderson 1831; Jolly 1885; ISSFC 1885.

At NH 7383 4987 is a motte scarped from a natural sand-hill. It measures c. 45.0m overall by c. 5.5m high and has a level oval top measuring about 20.0m NE-SW by 16.0m.
Revised at 1/2500 (OS {E C G} 26 April 1962).
The mound, at NH 7363 4977, is a natural sand-hill of similar proportions. The N and E sides appear to have been steepened, but this is probably the result of quarrying sand which has mutilated the surrounding area.
No evidence is to be seen of the underground structure mentioned by Anderson and Jolly.
Visited by OS (I S S) 30 March 1973.

Air photographs, taken by Jill Harden in 1989, are in Inverness Museum (8905.02-04 INVMG).
Information from J Harden 1989.


Untitled Source (Image/Photograph(s)/Aerial Photograph). SHG5021.


Untitled Source (Image/Photograph(s)/Aerial Photograph). SHG5022.


Untitled Source (Image/Photograph(s)/Aerial Photograph). SHG5023.


Anderson, G, 1831, 'On some of the stone circles and cairns in the neighbourhood of Inverness', Archaeol Scot Vol. 3 1831, p.211-22, 220 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG1320.


Jolly, 1885, 'Annual meeting, president's address, 31 October 1876', Trans Inverness Sci Soc Fld Club Vol. 1 1875-80, p.45-7, 46 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG182.


ISSFC, 1885, 'Raigmore and Petty {excursion to}', Trans Inverness Sci Soc Fld Club Vol. 1 1875-80, p.251-6, 255 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG1382.


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, Nos.191-192 (Text/Report). SHG2673.


Yeoman, P A, 1988, 'Mottes in Northeast Scotland', Scot Archaeol Rev Vol. 5 1988, p.125-33, 131, 132, nos. 76 and 107 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG1131.

Sources/Archives (8)

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NH 7362 4977 (14m by 14m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH74NW
Civil Parish PETTY
Geographical Area INVERNESS

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Investigations/Events (0)

External Links (1)

Comments and Feedback

Do you have any more information about this record? Please feel free to comment with information and photographs, or ask any questions, using the "Disqus" tool below. Comments are moderated, and we aim to respond/publish as soon as possible.