MHG8501 - Carn A Bhodaich


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Type and Period (2)

  • CAIRN (Undated)
  • (Alternate Type) BEACON (Undated)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

This has been a desk assessment area.
J Wordsworth, SSSIs, Scottish Natural Heritage, 1993

Carn a'Bhodaich, a turf-covered mound c.8m in diameter and 0.8m high, with a content of rounded beach stones visible in two small mutilations. Possibly a cairn, but could be a beacon stance. Not Roman.
Re-surveyed at 1/2500. Visited by OS (J B) 21 September 1977.

This mound is as described above. The association of its name with the nearby ruined mound of Carn na Cailliche (NH98NW 15 ) (the names presumably meaning 'Cairn of the old man' and 'Cairn of the old Woman) points to the probability of a recent date, and possible uses as beacon stances or landmarks.
Visited by OS (J B) 21 September 1977

Carn a'Bhodaich (R) (Site of Roman Landmark)
OS 6" map, Ross-shire, 2nd ed., (1907)

Near site of the lighthouse at Tarbat Ness is foundation of a monument, built, it is said, by Romans as a landmark.
NSA 1845.

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Grid reference Centred NH 9468 8759 (14m by 14m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH98NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish TARBAT

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