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Date 7 July 1998 - 12 July 1998

Event ID 555976

Category Recording

Type Excavation


An area of 6 square metres was excavated for Historic Scotland outside the west gable of the chapel at Hilton of Cadboll, Ross and Cromarty (NGR NH 873 768, Fig. 1). The purpose was to locate the base of the Pictish cross slab, now in the NMS, prior to the erection of a reproduction on the site. The base was not located, but the excavations revealed that the D-shaped ‘annexe’ against the W gable was probably the result of 19th-century disturbance. Some of the sculpted debitage from the re-dressing of one face of the cross slab in the late 17th century was retrieved.

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