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Notes on Sutherland antiquities.

DC 53087

Description Notes on Sutherland antiquities.

Date c. 1865

Collection Society of Antiquaries of Scotland

Catalogue Number DC 53087

Category Prints and Drawings

Scope and Content Handwritten text of 'Notes of cromlechs, duns, hut-circles, chambered cairns, and other remains, in the county of Sutherland', by James Horsburgh of Lochmalony, published in PSAS 7 (1866-8), 271-9, but with sketches of sites which were not published. Five double pages. Page 1, chambered cairn at Grumbeg, view of chamber with figure. Page 2, cross-slab known as the Red Priest's Grave near Skail. Page 3, plan of two hut circles near Grumbeg. Page 4, section of conical, stone-lined pit near Skelpick Burn Wood [this is the only published sketch]. Page 5, plan, section and view of chamber, Skelpick chambered cairn. Page 7, view of Sandy Dun, Bettyhill [Baile Mhargaite], with figure. Page 8, distant views of Dun Rhinnovie [Allt an Duin], Dun Viden and Sandy Dun. Page 9, sketch of ornament at base of Farr cross-slab with a parallel from Barbary. Page 11, views and plans of two earth-houses near Tongue House. Page 12, sketch plan of possible kerb cairn at Drim-na-coul. Page 13, cup-and-ring marked rock near Loch-an-Harrkal. Page 14, view of mound known as Diarmid's Grave near Chunside. Page 16, view of Dun Dornaigil broch. Page 17, sketch of stone font at Durness parich church; sketch of MacKay graveslab in churchyard.

Medium ink

Accession Number 1975/12

External Reference SAS 364


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