MHG8030 - Millstone quarry, Craig Neich
Type and Period (2)
- STONE QUARRY (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
- MILLSTONE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
- None recorded
Two incomplete millstones, part carved from a rock outcrop.
Visited by OS (AA) 12 May 1975.
In June 2015, a walkover survey was undertaken in Inchindown by Anne Coombs on behalf of the Forestry Commission Scotland to identify and demarcate archaeological sites in advance of clear fell operations.
Millstones/Quarry. The site lies beside a grass covered track which ends before a deep gully. The end of the track is blocked by brash and recent access appears to have been above the site. There appear to be 2 old quarries one of which has been insubstantial; the other is deeper and now filled with scrubby vegetation. It is possible that the larger quarry is where the 2 incomplete millstones have been seen in the past. They are not presently visible under the vegetation. The site was marked by GPS and photographed but not taped as there is little likelihood of damage unless the whole approach to the forestry sites above is relocated. <1>
NGR adjusted based on 2009 aerial photographs. <2>
- --- SHG2670 Text/Report: 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. . 36, No. 334.
- <1> SHG28820 Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Coombs, A.. 2021. Pre-restocking Walkover Survey: Inchindown June 2015. Anne Coombs. 29/10/2021. Digital. XY
- <2> SHG27382 Image/Photograph(s)/Aerial Photograph/Vertical: Get Mapping. 2009. Getmapping aerial photography 2009.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 6555 7424 (50m by 50m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
Related Monuments/Buildings (0)
Related Investigations/Events (1)
External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/13764 (View HES Canmore entry for this site)
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