MHG7992 - Cremation Cemetery, Dalnavie


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Type and Period (2)

  • ENCLOSURE (Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 551 BC)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Whilst trenching waste ground on the farm of Dalnavie in 1847, the workmen came upon a number of urns at a uniform depth of about 16 inches (505mm). They were surrounded by a low circular turf fence about eighteen yards (16.6m) diameter. In the centre was a large urn, which would contain about a gallon, and a beatifully formed stone axe was found beside it. The central urn was surrounded by fifteen other urns whioch would contain about half a gallon each. Through carelessness the urns were all destroyed. The axe was sent to the Antiquarian Museum in Edinburgh. <1>

No trace. No further information obtained from enquiries at Dalnavie. Visited by OS (WDJ) 2 May 1963

See also: RCAHMS 1979. <2>

<1> Maclean, R, 1886, 'The Parish of Rosskeen', Trans Gaelic Soc Inverness Vol. 12 1885-6, p.324-39, 323-3 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG1704.

<2> RCAHMS, 1979, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. The archaeological sites and monuments of Easter Ross, Ross and Cromarty District, Highland Region, 15, No. 100 (Text/Report). SHG2670.

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Grid reference Centred NH 6470 7350 (60m by 60m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH67SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish ROSSKEEN

Finds (1)

  • VESSEL (Undated)

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