MHG62993 - Linear feature/possible burial mounds - Brockies Corner Wood


A linear feature/possible burial mounds at Brockies Corner Wood.

Type and Period (3)

  • LINEAR FEATURE (Unknown date)
  • MOUND (Unknown date)
  • BURIAL? (Unknown date)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The Inverness Field Club, led by Donald Coghill, surveyed a number of sites in the Aird area between 1987 and 1989. Brockies Corner Wood.
At OS 525438 and a short distance in from the gate on the Brockies Corner/Kiltarlity road there is what appears to be a small linear cemetery consisting of four mounds running in a-straight line N-S. No. 1 is a circular mound 4 yards in diameter, and adjacent on the down side is No. 2 with a diameter of 5 yards. Four yards distant is No. 3, an oval mound 6 yards x 5 yards. Nine yards separates No. 3 from No. 4, and it is much the largest being about 3 feet high at the centre and also oval, 8 yards x 6 yards. There is no trace of a surrounding ditch at any of the mounds. A large elongated mound can be seen with difficulty at the west side of a recently opened extraction track running from the roadside gate southwards through dense spruces. <1>

Note: Site not visible on aerial photographs so location based on grid coordinates and site description. (T. Blackie 31/07/23)

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Grid reference Centred NH 5250 4380 (40m by 40m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH54SW
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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