MHG8159 - Cairn w finds, c 0.5 mile N of Dalnavie, Stittenham
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Type and Period (2)
- CAIRN (Bronze Age - 2400 BC? to 551 BC?)
- CIST? (Bronze Age - 2400 BC? to 551 BC?)
- None recorded
Reports of searching for cist in 1880: found containing remains of oak coffin, 3 barberd arrowheads and a circular shale disc. No human remains - see SMR file - HAW 5/2004
Cairn (remains of) marked on 1st ed OS - HAW 5/2004
NH67SE 15 6536 7413
In 1847-8 a 'large cairn' was removed 'about half a mile north of Dalnavie'; it measured 33m in diameter and 6m in height. What may be its remains are situated 400m ESE of Stittenham House. See also NH67SE 37.
R Maclean 1886; RCAHMS 1979.
All that remains of this cairn is a small mutilated mound of earth and stones 0.9m high situated almost in the centre of a circular area of ground c.42m diameter, containing the stumps of cut-down fir trees and a scatter of stones. The small mound is 13m diameter with a circular depression c.6m diameter in its centre. It is not now possible to determine the original diameter of the cairn.
Revised at 1:2500. Visited by OS (WDJ) 8 May 1963.
Inverness FC Vol IV p 104: Gives v full desc of cairn that was "entire" until opened in 1847. In that year dug into for dyke building. In 1882 grave area opened etc etc. - HAW 9.2002
- --- SHG1704 Text/Publication/Article: Maclean, R. 1886. 'The Parish of Rosskeen', Trans Gaelic Soc Inverness Vol. 12 1885-6, p.324-39. Trans Gaelic Soc Inverness. 324-39. 333.
- --- 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. . 9, No. 29; 12, No. 63.
- --- SHG3996 Image/Photograph(s)/Aerial Photograph: B/W Negative. .
|Grid reference||Centred NH 6535 7413 (14m by 14m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
- BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
- COFFIN (Bronze Age - 2400 BC? to 551 BC?)
- DISC (Bronze Age - 2400 BC? to 551 BC?)
Related Monuments/Buildings (1)
Related Investigations/Events (0)
External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/13741 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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