MHG8501 - Carn A Bhodaich

Summary

No summary available.

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.


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 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2597.


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 (Text/Report). SHG2670.

Sources/Archives (2)

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NH 9468 8759 (14m by 14m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH98NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish TARBAT

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Investigations/Events (0)

External Links (1)

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.