MHG40879 - 3 cists, Croch Fionne


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  • BURIAL (Bronze Age - 2400 BC? to 551 BC?)

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NH45NE 16 48 58.
Three short cists and a separate 'cinerary urn' were found 1896 in a mound of sand and gravel at Croch Fionne, Strathpeffer.
Formed of slabs of claystone with a large cover-stone, two of cists were about 3.5' long and third somewhat smaller. Each contained a fragmentary skeleton, but no grave goods. The urn was found near centre of mound in a black mass containing charcoal. A similar substance filled urn which was 6" high, 7.25" across mouth 5 .25" at base and was decorated below the lip with oblique intersecting lines.(Information from Dr Fortescue Fox)
No bone fragments occurred.
W Turner 1915

Croch Fionne was not located. No further information.
Visited by OS (A A) 30 June 1975

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Grid reference Centred NH 4799 5800 (6m by 6m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH45NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish FODDERTY

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