MHG6881 - Cist w finds, Inchnacaorach


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Type and Period (2)

  • CIST (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
  • BURIAL (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

R Thomson diary "In spring of 1862, one of the castle servants while ploughing on home farm , came upon a prehistoric grave at Tomnahooly, some 12" below the surface. As usual this last resting place was formed by placing 4 unhewn slabs on their edges with a larger one atop to protect the remains. Inside it contained a complete skeleton of a man in fairly good condition together with a rudely ornamented clay urn, now in Nairn Mus. Close by had been laid the deceased persons javelin & harpoon………... Next day I found among the loose earth a similar weapon a chisel.. V rare… to British Museum…. Antiquarian Museum in Edinburgh….. - HAW 2/2003

NH84NE 9 852 494.

A short cist, containing a beaker, a crouched burial and three bone implements - evidently two awls and a chisel - was found in or before 1861 on the farm of Inchnacaorach (NH 852 494).
The site lay in an arable field part of which consisted of a low ridge. The cist lay 15" below the surface of one of the prominent knobs of this ridge (Information contained in letter from W A Stables to Earl of Cawdor, 13 April 1861).
The beaker - short neck, type N.3 (Clarke 1970) - and implements were presented to the British Museum by the Earl of Cawdor but the implements could not be traced in 1960. (Walker 1967) (Beaker: 1861, 6-27, 1-4). Proc Soc Antiq Lond 1861; I C Walker 1967; D L Clarke 1970.

No further information. Visited by OS (N K B) 21 January 1971.

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Grid reference Centred NH 8520 4940 (6m by 6m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH84NE
Civil Parish CAWDOR
Geographical Area NAIRN

Finds (4)

  • BEAKER (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
  • AWL (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
  • CHISEL (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
  • HUMAN REMAINS (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)

Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

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