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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 798817

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


NH56SE 8001 5882 6228

N57 37.7167 W4 21.8667

NLO: Ardullie Point [name: NH 588 622]

Cromarty Firth [name centred NH 69 67].

See also NH56SE 8003.

Formerly entered as Site no. 8550.

Horizontal Datum = OGB

Surveying Details


22 June 1973. There is possible obstruction, consisting of debris on beach, which could possibly be part of stranded wreck.

Report taken from aerial photographic evidence.

3 February 1976. This is a stranded wreck which dries to reveal 3.0 metres.

Report by HMS EGERIA, dated 19 January 1976.

21 October 1986. The site's existence is confirmed.

Report by Andrews Hydrographics Ltd.

Hydrographic Office, 1995.

Two locations are marked on the map (NH 591 625 and NH 588 623) as two abandoned herring boats.

NH 588 623 - The hulk nearer the A9 roundabout and bridge over the Cromarty Firth. To the East of bridge causeway, on North shoreline.

CFA/MORA Coastal Assessment Survey 1998.

Unknown: [no further information].

(Location of loss cited as N57 37.72 W4 21.87).

I G Whittaker 1998.

[No NGR cited]. Ardullie Point, Cromarty Forth, ship graveyard. The remains of two vessels [presumably NH56SE 8001 and possibly NH56SE 8002 or 8003] have been located close to the point on the N side of the Firth adjacent to the A9 road bridge [Cromarty Bridge: NH56SE 37].

An intriguing aspect of this site is the large quantity of carvings and ship graffiti on the trees forming part of the designed landscape of Foulis Castle (NH56SE 2).

Initial research with local museum sources and contact with Mr Hector Munro of Foulis Castle reveals that these hulks are the remains of the local fishing fleet which was laid up during World War I. An initial survey and recording of the hulks and graffiti was carried out in 1995 by Highland Council Archaeology Service.

NMRS, MS/829/21.

Vertical air photography (FCC 7343/32/777-9, flown 17 May 1975) has recorded the outline of a probable shipwreck at NH c. 5881 6224, to the NE of the roundabout and close to the shore.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 28 November 2000.

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