MHG7892 - 3 cists, Croch Fionne
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Type and Period (1)
- CIST (Bronze Age - 2400 BC? to 551 BC?)
- None recorded
NH45NE 16 48 58.
Three short cists and a separate 'cinerary urn' were found 1896 in a mound of sand and gravel at Croch Fionne, Strathpeffer.
Formed of slabs of claystone with a large cover-stone, two of cists were about 3.5' long and third somewhat smaller. Each contained a fragmentary skeleton, but no grave goods. The urn was found near centre of mound in a black mass containing charcoal. A similar substance filled urn which was 6" high, 7.25" across mouth 5 .25" at base and was decorated below the lip with oblique intersecting lines.(Information from Dr Fortescue Fox)
No bone fragments occurred.
W Turner 1915
Croch Fionne was not located. No further information.
Visited by OS (A A) 30 June 1975
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Hanley, R and Sheridan, A. 1994. 'A beaker cist from Balblair, near Beauly, Inverness District', Proc Soc Antiq Scot, Vol 124, pp 129-39. p 137.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Turner, W. 1917. 'A contribution to the craniology of the people of Scotland: Part II Prehistoric, descriptive and ethnographical', Trans Roy Soc Edinburgh, Vol 51, 1914-17, pp 171-255. p 191.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 4799 5800 (4m by 4m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
- BEAKER (Bronze Age - 2400 BC? to 551 BC?)
Related Monuments/Buildings (1)
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/12410 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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