MHG6987 - Crannog, Loch of the Clans, Bemuchyle
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Type and Period (1)
- CRANNOG (Undated)
- None recorded
NH85SW 2 8263 5288.
(NH 8263 5288) Oak Piles Burned Bones and Stones found here (NAT).
OS 25" map, Nairnshire, (1870)
The remains of a crannog, almost certainly noted by Campbell, were found, in or shortly before 1863, by John Grigor, about 150 yards south-east of the other Crannog (NH85SW 1).
Built of timbers, piles and stones the remains were only cursorily examined, because of waterlogging, but yielded three fire-marked stones and charcoal mixed with bits of bone.
NSA 1845; J Grigor 1865.
There is no trace of a crannog in the area indicated to the SE of
Visited by OS (N K B) 25 November 1965.
Visited by OS (R L) 10 December 1970.
A desk based assessment was carried out by Michael Stratigos in 2017 of this crannog and the other at the Loch of the Clans. While MHG6991 was also surveyed and excavated, this crannog was not located. It was noted that this crannog has high archaeological and palaeoenvironmental potential due to permanent saturation, especially in light of the other crannog being found to be poorly preserved. <1>
The NMS catalogue lists a portion of a pile from a crannog at Loch of the Clans. It is unclear whether is it from this crannog or the other (MHG6991) at this site. Acc. No. HT 22. <2>
- --- SHG1283 Text/Publication/Article: Grigor, J. 1865. 'Notice of the remains of two ancient lake dwellings or crannoges, in the Loch of the Clans, on the estate of James Rose, of Kilravock, Esq., Nairnshire, with a plan', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 5 1862-4, p.116-9. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 116-9. 118.
- --- SHG2597 Text/Publication/Volume: NSA. 1845. The new statistical account of Scotland by the ministers of the respective parishes under the superintendence of a committee of the society for the benefit of the sons and daughters of the clergy. Vol. 13, Nairnshire, 448.
- --- SHG2672 Text/Report: RCAHMS. 1978. The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. The archaeological sites and monuments of Nairn District, Highland Region. . 11, No. 50.
- --- SHG28562 Text/Publication/Article: Stratigos, M. & Noble, G.. 2017. A new chronology for crannogs in north-east Scotland. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland Volume 147. 147-173. pp. 152-5.
- --- SHG302 Text/Publication/Article: John Grigor, M.D.. 1864. 'Further explorations of the ancient lake dwellings in the Loch of the Clans, on the estate of Kilravock, Nairnshire.' Vol. 5, p.332-35. 332-35. 332-35.
- --- SHG826 Text/Publication/Article: Grigor, J. 1865. 'Further explorations of the ancient lake dwellings in the Loch of the Clans, on the estate of Kilravock, Nairnshire', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 5 1862-4, p.332-5. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 332-5. 335; plan, illust..
- --- SHG8594 Image/Photograph(s)/Aerial Photograph: Bemuchyle, crannog and crannog?. Colour Print. .
- --- SHG8595 Image/Photograph(s)/Aerial Photograph: Bemuchyle, crannog and crannog?. Colour Print. .
- --- SHG8596 Image/Photograph(s)/Aerial Photograph: Bemuchyle, crannog and crannog?. Colour Print. .
- --- SHG8597 Image/Photograph(s)/Aerial Photograph: Bemuchyle, crannog and crannog?. Colour Print. .
- <1> SHG27911 Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Stratigos, M. 2017. Loch of the Clans Crannog Data Structure Report. University of Aberdeen. Digital.
- <2> SHG28278 Dataset/Database File: National Museums Scotland. 2019. Highland Finds from the NMS Catalogue. National Museums Scotland. Digital. HT 22.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 8262 5288 (40m by 40m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Civil Parish||CROY AND DALCROSS|
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/15217 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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