MHG41004 - Cist - Torr Sgriobhaidh


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Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NH68SE 2 6973 8466.

(NH 6973 8466) Torr Sgriobhaidh (NAT) Cairn (NR) (Site of)
OS 6" map, Ross-shire, 2nd ed., (1907)

A short cist was found in a cairn on Torr Sgriobhaidh. In the cist was a knife of black flint, together with a crescentic necklace of jet which is now in the Royal Scottish Academy.
J G Callander 1916.

Torr Sgriobhaidh is a large prominent natural knoll 41m N-S by 35m E-W and c. 5m high on the west side. It is grass-covered and no traces of a cairn or cist were seen on it.
Visited by OS (W D J) 14 May 1963.

Jet necklace and flint knife are now in RMS (NMAS): L.1591.1a, 1b. Palace of History 1911; RCAHMS 1979; A Morrison 1979.

The necklace and knife are listed in the NMS catalogue under Acc. Nos. 2011.2.1 and 2011.2.2. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NH 6972 8465 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH68SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish EDDERTON

Finds (2)

  • NECKLACE (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
  • KNIFE (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)

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