MHG8483 - Chapel Hill, Portmahomack
No summary available.
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?)
- None recorded
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.
- --- SHG2597 Text/Publication/Volume: NSA. 1845. The new statistical account of Scotland by the ministers of the respective parishes under the superintendence of a committee of the society for the benefit of the sons and daughters of the clergy. Vol.14 (Ross and Cromarty), 461.
- --- 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. . 27, No.234.
- --- SHG3362 Text/Publication/Volume: Name Book (County). Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey. Book No. 30, 35.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 9163 8451 (6m by 6m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
- VESSEL (Bronze Age - 2400 BC? to 551 BC?)
Related Monuments/Buildings (2)
Related Investigations/Events (0)
External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/15654 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
Comments and Feedback
Do you have any more information about this record? Please feel free to comment with information and photographs, or ask any questions, using the "Disqus" tool below. Comments are moderated, and we aim to respond/publish as soon as possible.