MHG45074 - Cairns, Broomton
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Type and Period (1)
- CUP AND RING MARKED STONE (Undated)
- None recorded
NH95SE 14 c965 540.
(Approx. NH 965 540) 2 cairns were removed, c1875, from field 1/4 mile directly S of Broomtown farm and 1/4 mile N of Muckle Burn.
The cairns lay N and S of each other and each consisted of a ring of large rough boulders, set close together, enclosing a pile of smaller stones. The diameter of each cairn was from 18ft-20ft. During the removal of the more northerly cairn a cup- and-groove marked stone was found 2 to 3ft from the top. It was removed to Cawdor Castle. The only other find was an old coin which was kept by one of the ploughmen. It is not stated from which cairn it came. W Jolly 1882
There is no local knowledge of these cairns and the coin cannot now be located. The only significant features in area are a huge boulder 2.5m high by 9.0m in girth, in a field of grain at NH 9669 5395, and another, measuring 1.1m high by 10.0m in girth, in an arable field at NH 9643 5389. These are both natural boulder which may have formed part of the cairns.
The cup-and-groove marked stone is located in the courtyard of Cawdor Castle - immediately opposite the entrance at the drawbridge. Visited by OS (RD) 23 August 1965
- --- SHG1317 Text/Publication/Article: Jolly, W. 1882. On cup-marked stones in the neighbourhood of Inverness; with an appendix on cup-marked stones in the Western Islands. Proc Soc Antiq Scot Volume 16. 300-401. 331-3.
- --- SHG2672 Text/Report: RCAHMS. 1978. The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. The archaeological sites and monuments of Nairn District, Highland Region. . 8, No. 11.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 9649 5400 (6m by 6m)|
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- https://canmore.org.uk/site/15569 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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