MHG4838 - BA Sword - Waternish


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Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Bronze leaf-shaped sword found 'some time since', 4' below the surface of a peat moss on the hill overlooking the ruined church of Trumpan (NG26SW 3). Length, 23 1/4"; width (at broadest), 1 5/8"; width (at narrowest), 1 1/4"; at the wings of the hilt plate it is 2" broad; and what remains of the grip measures 2 3/4" long.
It is believed to have been a single find and is similar in most respects to other specimens found in the W Highlands.
Visited by OS (C F W) 9 November 1960; C H Bedford 1889; RCAHMS 1928.

GIS spatial data adjusted in 2021 to the hill overlooking the church [IS-L 06/05/2021].

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Grid reference Centred NG 2276 6132 (4m by 4m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NG26SW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish DUIRINISH

Finds (1)

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

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