MHG63095 - Crescent Cave - Rosemarkie


An uncomfortable cave with a low ceiling and mostly talus floor.

Type and Period (1)

  • CAVE (Undated)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

The 2011-15 Rosemarkie Caves Project excavation report contains descriptive details of 14 caves which could potentially have been used as rock shelters in historic or pre-historic times.

From the results of our 2011-2015 programme of survey and test pitting, substantial evidence for lengthy use of the Rosemarkie Caves over the past 2000 years was gathered. A number of the caves, in particular the Learnie group, had been visited or occupied sometime during the 7th-9th centuries AD.

Crescent Cave; an uncomfortable cave with a low ceiling and mostly talus floor. In several places water appears to drip all year. Some animal bones found. Two objects found at the entrance, a possible hammer stone and a shard of red earthenware pottery. 8 metres OD at entrance. <1>

A list of caves, with grid references, is available on the Rosemarkie Caves Project website. <2>

Note; location not identifiable from the 6 figure grid coordinates provided in the report so approximate location based on report map. (T.Blackie 22/1/24)

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Grid reference Centred NH 7502 6007 (18m by 17m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH76SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY

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