MHG8492 - Middens nr Castle Corbet


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Type and Period (1)

  • SHELL MIDDEN (Undated)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NH98SW 10 c902 833.

'A' (NH 9027 8331) 'B' (NH 9028 8331) 'C' (NH 9031 8330) Jokhen Muddins (NR)
OS 6" map, Ross-shire, 2nd ed., (1907)

The shell-middens in the vicinity of Castle Corbet are earliest in the district. They are composed entirely of remains of littoral shell-fish, and no trace of deep-sea fish or animal remains were found, despite minute examination. No tools were discovered except rude knife-like forms of quartz which were in abundance.
Name Book 1872.

The only traces of these middens are a few shells exposed under turf at NH 9028 8332. The site is now crossed by a track and is covered by whins.
Visited by OS (I S S) 8 September 1972.

There are shell-middens at NH 902 833, where a broad spread of midden is exposed in one corner of a field, and at NH 903 833, where burrowing animals have brought shells to the surface.
RCAHMS 1979, visited September 1977.

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Grid reference Centred NH 9029 8330 (70m by 43m) (4 map features)
Map sheet NH98SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish TARBAT

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