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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 699241

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/event/699241

NS08SW 10 0085 8070.

(Name: NS 0085 8070) Meckan's Grave (NR)

OS 6" map (1900)

A well-known spot, said to be the grave of Meckan, son of Magnus, king of Norway, who was killed in the battle fought at Crudail (NR98SE 1). Some years ago the grave was opened by the proprietor of Ormidale estate, but nothing was found.

Name Book 1870

A plaque engraved on a rock now marks this spot. Doubtful antiquity.

Visited by OS (IA) 23 November 1972

INVENTORY OF GRAVEYARD AND CEMETERY SITES IN SCOTLAND REFERENCE:

Address: Meckan┬┐s Grave

Postcode: PA22 3AF

Status: Not known

Size: N/a

TOIDs:

Number of gravestones: 1 (possible)

Earliest gravestone: Not known

Most recent gravestone: Not known

Description: Isolated burial (possible).

Data Sources: OS MasterMap checked 21 September 2005

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