MHG8501 - Carn A Bhodaich
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Type and Period (2)
- CAIRN (Undated)
- (Alternate Type) BEACON (Undated)
- None recorded
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.
- --- 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-shire, 460.
- --- 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. . 36, No. 340.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 9468 8759 (14m by 14m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/15624 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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