MHG7994 - Cairns, Mains of Ardross

Summary

No summary available.

Type and Period (2)

  • CAIRNFIELD (Undated)
  • BATTLE SITE (Undated)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

About 200 small cairns existed a few hundred yards west of the grave which is preserved on the Mains of Ardross Farm. They were removed in improving the land. They were said to mark the site of a battle. R Maclean 1886.

This battle is said to have been fought 600 to 800 yards west of Carn na Feinne (NH67SW 6). OS Name Book 1874.

No further information, was found regarding these cairns or the battle. There is nothing to be seen in what is now arable fields.
Visited by OS (W D J) 1 November 1963.

No change. Probably field clearance heaps. Visited by OS (N K B) 29 November 1970.


Name Book (County), Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey, Book No. 2, 18 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG3350.


Maclean, R, 1886, 'The Parish of Rosskeen', Trans Gaelic Soc Inverness Vol. 12 1885-6, p.324-39, 334 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG1704.


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, 14, No. 80 (Text/Report). SHG2670.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NH 6090 7450 (300m by 300m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH67SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish ROSSKEEN

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