MHG8483 - Chapel Hill, Portmahomack


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Type and Period (3)

  • CIST (Bronze Age - 2400 BC? to 551 BC?)
  • BURIAL (Bronze Age - 2400 BC? to 551 BC?)
  • CREMATION (Bronze Age - 2400 BC? to 551 BC?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Stone Cists, some containing Skeletons, others Urns, with Bones and Ashes found (NAT)
OS 6" map, Ross-shire, 2nd ed., (1907).

Several 'chests' composed of rough freestone flags were dug up c1840 at Chapel Hill near Portmahomack in levelling ground for new buildings. Each contained an unusually large and entire skeleton in a crouched position (NSA 1845).
Some of cists contained skeletons entire while others a small urn containing calcined bones and ashes (ONB 1872).
NSA (written by G Dunoon) 1845; Name Book 1872.

No further information. Visited by OS (AA) 19 September 1972.

See also NH98SW 5.

Sources/Archives (3)



Grid reference Centred NH 9163 8451 (6m by 6m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH98SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish TARBAT

Finds (1)

  • VESSEL (Bronze Age - 2400 BC? to 551 BC?)

Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

Related Investigations/Events (0)

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