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Culburnie Muir

Mound (Period Unassigned), Site (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Culburnie Muir

Classification Mound (Period Unassigned), Site (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 116591

Site Number NH44SE 18

NGR NH 483 412

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Kiltarlity And Convinth
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Inverness
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Archaeology Notes

NH44SE 18 483 412

See also NH44SE 26.

NH 44/54 OS 483412 No. 45 Culbirnie.

A mound 16 yards in diameter and 3 to 4 feet high at the east side, but now level with the rising ground at the west side. There are no signs of a surrounding ditch. Recent digging has taken place near the east side, which has been sufficiently deep to indicate that there is a considerable depth of soil here, indicating that the mound is not a shallow covering of soil concealing a shelf of rock. This may be the remains of an Anglo-Norman earthwork construc¬ted by Alan_ Halyburton Baron of Culbirnie, one of Bisset of Lovat's barons, known as Alanus Haleburton Barron of Cullbirnies,in the early 13th Century. In the adjoining wood there appear to be traces of a rampart and ditch running westwards for a short distance.

Coghill et al 1989


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