MHG7062 - Pestle - Kingsteps Quarry


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Type and Period (1)

  • FINDSPOT (Undated)

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Full Description

A stone implement resembling a club or pestle was found at the Kingsteps Quarry in May, 1925. It measures 16.5 inches in length, and tapers from 2 3/8 by 2 1/8 inches at the head, to about 1 3/16 inches at the other end. It curves slightly to one side near the thin end. Donated to Museum of the Society of Antiquaries, Edinburgh.
Proc Soc Antiq Scot 1926

A replica of this implement is in Nairn Museum. The disused quarries at Kingsteps are centred on NH 89875715, but the name appears at NH 901 572.
Visited by OS (EGC) 29 November 1961

Listed under Acc. No. BG 257 in the NMS catalogue. <1>

The replica of the stone clubin Nairn Museum could not be located in 2019. <2>

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Grid reference Centred NH 9010 5719 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH95NW
Civil Parish NAIRN
Geographical Area NAIRN

Finds (1)

  • PESTLE (Undated)

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