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Digital copy of a watercolour of a stone-built feature, titled: 'Ackergill 1902 Mound'. Verso: 'Floor found in Mound'.

SC 876435

Description Digital copy of a watercolour of a stone-built feature, titled: 'Ackergill 1902 Mound'. Verso: 'Floor found in Mound'.

Date 1902

Collection Papers of John Nicolson, antiquarian, Keiss, Caithness, Scotland

Catalogue Number SC 876435

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Watercolour of a cist from Ackergill Links, Caithness, Highland Along the coastline near Ackergill, eastern Caithness lies an important concentration of Pictish graves. Two Pictish symbol stones have also been found in the immediate vicinity. The majority of the cairns were excavated by A J H Edwards in the 1920s. However, one of the symbol stones was recovered by a local man John Nicolson (1843-1934). He found the stone lying on the links of nearby Keiss Bay and this discovery seems to have heightened his interest in the area. As this watercolour shows, he appears to have carried out excavation himself around 1902. The mound appears to be circular with a kerb of stones. The three stones may have been covering a cist, probably for an extended inhumation. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/876435

File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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Collection Level (551 146) Papers of John Nicolson, antiquarian, Keiss, Caithness, Scotland

Group Level (551 146/2) Archaeology Papers and Artwork

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