MHG50005 - Burnt Mound - Balnuick
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Type and Period (1)
- BURNT MOUND (Undated)
- None recorded
This burnt mound is situated 590m NE of Balnuick farmsteading, on the NE side of an un-named stream that runs down the SE-facing slope from a spring some 160m to the NW. Roughly oval on plan, the grass-grown mound measures about 9m from NNW to SSE by 6.7m transversely and 1m in height, with a slight hollow on the WSW, where it faces the stream. A turf was removed from the top of the mound revealing a core comprising angular fragments of burnt stone and small fragments of charcoal contained within a matrix of loose black soil. Traces of what appear to be an earlier mound, measuring only 0.3m in height, extend 4.8m from the N edge of the mound. It is one of four burnt mounds strung out over a distance of 200m on both sides of an un-named stream.
Visited by RCAHMS (JRS) 24 October 2006.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 99016 26371 (20m by 20m)|
|Civil Parish||DUTHIL AND ROTHIEMURCHUS|
|Geographical Area||BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY|
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