MHG8201 - Cist - Balgoil Belt


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Type and Period (2)

  • CAIRN (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
  • CIST (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NH66SW 10 6112 6165.
A short cist was found in the top of a knoll during ploughing in 1936. It contained one almost complete bell-beaker and base of another.
The beakers are now in NMAS - Acc. No. EG 69-70. The site of cist was indicated to Woodham, by farmer, when he visited site on 23rd September 1954.
J J Galbraith 1937; A A Woodham 1956.

The 'Knoll' at site shown to Woodham may possibly be the remains of a cairn, but without excavation it is impossible to tell whether it is natural or artificial, but it is common for cists to be inserted in natural knolls in this area. The present owner of Findon, on whose property this site falls could not be contacted at the time of field investigation - or at the time of two later visits.
Surveyed at 1/2500 Visited by OS (R B) 24 January 1966.

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Grid reference Centred NH 6111 6165 (14m by 14m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH66SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY

Finds (1)

  • BEAKER (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

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