MHG8008 - Burnt Mound, Balnacraig


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Type and Period (1)

  • BURNT MOUND (Undated)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

NH67SW 24 6450 7070.

NH 645 707. Burnt Mound, Balnacraig: The remains of what may be a burnt mound stand on the N bank of an unnamed stream. The mound measures 11.3m in diameter, stands 1m high and consists of ashy sand and burnt stone. RCAHMS 1979, visited 1978.

NH 6450 7070. The turf-covered burnt mound is as described above. Generally it is ill-defined with a depression on the S side facing the stream.
Surveyed at 1:2500.
Visited by OS (J B) 16 February 1981.

This feature was located and surveyed during a site walkover in March 2011. It was found to be covered by trees, grass and other vegetation. No burned material could be seen. <1>

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, 22, No. 178 (Text/Report). SHG2670.

<1> Wood, J, 03/2011, Archaeological Desk-Based and Walkover Survey: Proposed Alness and Cambusmore Electricity Substations, Site 2, p 8, Plate 2 (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG25205.

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Grid reference Centred NH 6450 7070 (10m by 10m) (Centred)
Map sheet NH67SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish ALNESS

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