MHG7838 - Cist w Finds & burial, Inverlael


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Type and Period (4)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NH18NE 5 1827 8503.
In 1913 a round cairn, being demolished for road metal, was excavated by Cree.
The cairn lies about 150 yds S of Inverbroom Post Office and within a few yards of main road from Ullapool to Garve. It is 42' in diameter and has probably been a little over 4' in height.
It is composed of 2 concentric setting of large rounded stones, laid on natural ground level, iinner of which was slightly flattened to W. Part of inner setting to N had been developed into a stone wall about 4' thick.
2 rectangular cists were found within inner circle, embedded slightly into old ground level. Both had been previously opened & contents disturbed.
The primary cist was built of massive slabs and rubble and measured internally 3'5" x 1'9" x c2' deep. It contained a few fragments of unburnt human bone and two pieces of pottery, yellowish-brown in colour, well-fired and showing a slaty grey 'in fracture'. The paste had been mixed with small crushed stones and sand, and potsherds were of a hard, compact texture.
The secondary cist, which measured internally 37" x c13" in breadth and depth, was made of 4 slabs of stone with another 2 for base and cover. It contained a small quantity of burnt human bones, a barbed flint arrowhead, 4 flint scrapers (2 slightly damaged), a mussel shell, and several white quartz pebbles. The flints were all calcined. About 4' NE of NE corner of this cist, a small quantity of charcoal, mixed with some sandy soil, lay in a small pocket amongst stones.
J E Cree 1914

This cairn is situated at NH 1827 8503. It is generally as described above except that cists are no longer evident. Present whereabouts of finds could not be ascertained. Surveyed at 1:2500. Visited by OS (R B) 10 October 1964

('A': NH 1827 8503; 'B': NH 1825 8506) Cairns (NR) (Cairn 'B' is described on NH 18 NE 6.) OS 6"map, (1969)

'A': Destroyed by new road. Visited by OS (AA) 10 October 1974

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Grid reference Centred NH 1827 8503 (30m by 30m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH18NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish LOCHBROOM

Finds (6)

  • VESSEL (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
  • BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
  • PLANT MACRO REMAINS (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
  • MOLLUSCA REMAINS (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
  • HUMAN REMAINS (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)

Related Monuments/Buildings (3)

Related Investigations/Events (0)

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