MHG60225 - Various Finds - Fendom Sands


Various finds from Fendom sands were donated to the NMS in 1891. The exact findspots are not known.

Type and Period (1)

  • FINDSPOT (Undated)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A number of finds from prehistoric to later times found on Fendom Sands (precise location not known) were donated to the NMS by Hugh Miller in 1891. These include: glass beads (BK 1-2, 157-159), lignite beads (BK 160-161), a bronze finger ring fragment (BK 3), bronze rivets (BK 4-7), fragments of bronze wire and loops (BK 8-26), fragments of metal dishes (BK 27-28), medieval pottery sherds (BK 29-34), vessel glass (BK 35-38), strike-a-lights (BK 39-40), lead spindle whorls (BK 41-42), pottery spindle whorls (BK 43-46), stone spindle whorl (BK 47), iron implements (BK 48-55), lead pellets (BK 56-65), metal buttons (BK 66-68), needles (BK 69-85), thimble (BK 86), 30 pins (BK 87-117), decorated bronze brooch (BK 118), Bronze brooch and brooch pin (BK 126, 133), bronze buckle or ring (BK 140), 12 medieval and post-medieval coins from England and Scotland (BK 141-152). <1>

One of the vessel glass fragments has been idetified as Roman. <2>

A leaf shaped arrowhead was found by a farmer at Fendom in 1955. <3>

Grid reference is indicative of Fendom area only and does not represent the precise findspots. GW 30/04/2019

See also MHG8516, MHG8517 and MHG8521 for other finds from Fendom Sands.

Sources/Archives (3)



Grid reference NH 8200 8200 (point)
Map sheet NH88SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish TAIN

Finds (25)

  • BEAD (Undated)
  • BEAD (Undated)
  • FINGER RING (Undated)
  • RIVET (Undated)
  • SHERD (Medieval - 1058 AD to 1559 AD)
  • VESSEL (Undated)
  • STRIKE A LIGHT (Undated)
  • SPINDLE WHORL (Undated)
  • BUTTON (Undated)
  • NEEDLE (Undated)
  • THIMBLE (Undated)
  • PIN (Undated)
  • BROOCH (Undated)
  • BROOCH PIN (Undated)
  • COIN (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Undated)
  • SHERD (Undated)
  • WIRE (Undated)
  • TACK (Undated)
  • DISH (Undated)
  • SPINDLE WHORL? (Undated)
  • LEAF ARROWHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

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