MHG7727 - Iron slag, beside Gairloch churchyard Glac Uisge


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NG87NW 3 807 756.

(Area: NG 807 756) 'Bloom of iron, one of many found beside Gairloch churchyard, Ross-shire. Presented by W G Bannerman, Gairloch, Ross and Cromarty' to the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 1951-2.
Proc Soc Antiq Scot 1954

There are a few masses of slag near entrance to Gairloch churchyard. Owing to crowded state of graves within, some interments have recently taken place outside churchyard, and this slag has been dug up. Mr Macadam has analysed this slag and does not think it is the result of iron-smelting.
J H Dixon 1886.

Several years ago while digging a drain along outside of Gairloch churchyard, Mr Bannerman (G Bannerman, District Surveyor, Gairloch, Wester Ross) discovered traces of bog iron slag at NG 8070 7568, samples of which he now had in his possession. No trace of any slag can now be found at this site.
Site surveyed at 1/2500. Visited by OS (R D) 30 March 1965.

The NMS catalogue lists a piece of iron bloom from this location. Acc. No. HR 1249. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NG 8069 7560 (40m by 40m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG87NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish GAIRLOCH

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  • SLAG (Undated)

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