MHG4654 - Coin - Ardveirge
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Type and Period (1)
- FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1058 AD to 1559 AD)
- None recorded
Kings Grave (NAT) (not shown on the 1st ed. of 1872)
OS 6"map, Inverness-shire, 2nd ed., (1903)
There is a tradition that, in ancient times, the Kings of Scotland often came upon hunting excursions, to the side of Lochlaggan, and that one, if not more, of the Kings Fergus was buried here. The place is still called Ardveirge, or the Aird (height) of Fergus. About 3 years ago the Marquess of Abercorn commenced building a shooting-lodge there. A piece of ground was trenched for a garden, in the immediate vicinity of the grave and a silver coin of Henry II was found.
NN 506 874 Kings Grave - a mound of earth and stones, 8.0m E-W by 4.0m transversely, with a maximum height of 1.0m. It is overgrown and surmounted by three silver birch trees.
Mr Lang, Factor to the Ardveirge Estate, stated that the mound has apparently never been opened, and the present owner, Sir W Ramsden, is opposed to it being excavated.
Visited by OS (N K B) 13 October 1965.
|Grid reference||Centred NN 5060 8740 (4m by 4m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY|
- COIN (Medieval - 1058 AD to 1559 AD)
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/24303 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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