MHG41004 - Cist - Torr Sgriobhaidh
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Type and Period (1)
- CIST (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
- None recorded
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>
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Callander, J G. 1916. 'Notice of a jet necklace found in a cist in a Bronze Age cemetery, discovered on Burgie Lodge Farm, Morayshire, with notes on Scottish prehistoric jet ornaments', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 50 1915-16, p.201-40. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 201-40. 212, 239.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Morrison, A. 1979. 'A Bronze Age burial site at South Mound, Houston, Renfrewshire', Glasgow Archaeol J, Vol 6, pp 20-45. p 25.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Glaister, J (et al). 1911. Scottish exhibition of national history, art and industry, Glasgow (1911): Palace of History catalogue of exhibits. 871, No. 17.
- --- 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. . 12, No. 66.
- <1> Dataset/Database File: National Museums of Scotland. 2019. Highland Finds from the NMS Catalogue. National Museums of Scotland. Digital. 2011.2.1, 2011.2.2.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 6972 8465 (4m by 4m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
- NECKLACE (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
- KNIFE (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
Related Monuments/Buildings (1)
Related Investigations/Events (0)
External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/13897 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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