MHG40913 - The Priest's Sepulchre
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Type and Period (4)
- CIST (Early Bronze Age to Early Medieval - 2400 BC? to 1057 AD?)
- BURIAL (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
- BURIAL CAIRN? (Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC? to 560 AD?)
- (Alternate Type) CHAMBERED TOMB (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)
- None recorded
NH66NW 9 60 66.
The Priest's Sepulchre. The OSA (1791) states 'On the north side of the river Skiack, and nearly opposite the village of Drummond, a grave of an oblong form lined with stone in the same manner as those described above (short cists), it is called the "Priest's Sepulchre", and is 7ft long, 3ft broad and 3.5ft deep.'
This sounds like a denuded rectangular chamber. This might be the site seen by Pococke in 1760 lying between Foulis Castle and the Allt Graad…'a cairn with two stones set up before it; in a cell with five stones'… in which bones were found.
OSA 1791; R Pococke 1887; A S Henshall 1963. <1>-<3>
No further info. Cairn not located. Visited by OS (RDL) 5 5 1963.
Noted by a participant in the Community Timeline course, run by ARCH, as largely destroyed. Photographs show it as only just visible. <4>, <5>
- --- Text/Report: RCAHMS. 1979. The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. The archaeological sites and monuments of Easter Ross, Ross and Cromarty District, Highland Region. . 8, No. 19.
- <1> 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. 1, 293.
- <2> Text/Publication/Volume: Kemp, D W (ed.). 1887. Tours in Scotland 1747, 1750, 1760. 177.
- <3> Text/Publication/Monograph: Henshall, A S. 1963. The chambered tombs of Scotland, Volume 1. 354, ROS 35.
- <4> Collection/Catalogue/Gazetteer: ARCH and Invidual Participants. 08/2010. Additional information on a number of sites, contributed by participants in ARCH Community Timeline Courses in Evanton and Golspie. Yes. Digital. Alpin MacDonald.
- <5> Image/Photograph(s): Private individuals. 2010. Photographs submitted by participants in ARCH Community Timeline course in Evanton and Golspie. Colour digital. Yes. Digital. Alpin MacDonald.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 6000 6600 (20m by 20m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/13685 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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