MHG54295 - Findspot of gun flint, Woodside Avenue, Grantown-on-Spey

Summary

A post medieval gun flint found in a garden.

Type and Period (1)

  • FINDSPOT (18th Century to 19th Century - 1701 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A resident of Grantown-on-Spey wrote to the HER in February 2011 enclosing a gun flint that had been found in his next door neighbour's garden. <1> The item is a gun flint from a flintlock rifle, most likely of 18th/19th-century date (pers comm Catharine Niven, Inverness Museum, from description given over the phone). The item has been photographed and returned to the correspondent. <2><3>

The flint was found in the garden of Alltbeag. The item is to be donated to the Grantown-on-Spey Heritage Centre. <4>


<1> Private individual, 02/2011, Small piece dressed flint - found in Grantown-on-Spey (Text/Correspondence). SHG25185.


<2> Tilbury, S, 2009-11, Photographs by Sylvina Tilbury, HER Officer (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG24247.


<3> Tilbury, S, Comment by Sylvina Tilbury, HER Officer (Verbal Communication). SHG23297.


<4> Highland Council, 03/2011, Email correspondence between private individual and Sylvina Tilbury, HER Officer re flint at Grantown on Spey (Text/Correspondence). SHG25204.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NJ 0323 2741 (20m by 20m)
Map sheet NJ02NW
Civil Parish CROMDALE, INVERALLAN AND ADVIE
Geographical Area BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY

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