MHG61328 - Cave - Uamh an Fhreiceadain ("the cave of the watching place"), Port Henderson
Cave on Uamh an Fhreiceadain, Port Henderson
Type and Period (1)
- CAVE (Undated)
- None recorded
The name "Uamh an Freiceadain" means "the cave of the watching place", and previously referred to a shallow cave situated at NG 7455 7356, in the N side of the hillock, but now refers to the hillock itself. The cave may have been used as a look-out point, but there is now no evidence to suggest a stronghold, although the tradition is still upheld.
Cave surveyed at 1/2500. Visited by OS (N K B) 26 March 1965. (See MHG7652 for possible Dun)
A detailed survey of Port Henderson was undertaken in 2011 by Buchanan, J. Buchanan, M. and Macinnes, A. with research by Wentworth, R. and Malone, D. <1> <2>
NGR adjusted based on 2009 aerial photographs. <3>
- <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: MacInnes, A.. 2011. Croft 2, Port Henderson. Anne MacInnes. Digital. p.2 and 4.
- <2> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: MacInnes, A.. 2011. Croft 3, Port Henderson. Anne MacInnes. Digital. p.3.
- <3> Image/Photograph(s)/Aerial Photograph/Vertical: Get Mapping. 2009. Getmapping aerial photography 2009. XY
|Grid reference||Centred NG 7456 7356 (10m by 10m)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
Related Monuments/Buildings (1)
Related Investigations/Events (0)
External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/11764 (Link to HES Canmore record)
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