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Balblair Wood

Mound(S) (Period Unassigned), Site (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Balblair Wood

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

Alternative Name(s) Balblair Wood 1; Ballachrask; Black Bridge

Canmore ID 116601

Site Number NH44SE 22

NGR NH 498 441

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Kilmorack
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Inverness
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Archaeology Notes

NH44SE 22 498 441

NH 44/54 OS 498441 No. 74 Balblair Wood.

Running N.E. from the fork of a forestry track there is a deep and wide ditch with the upcast to the S.W. forming a small rampart. After some distance it meets a very long ditch at right angles, with the upcast to the other side. This section to the S.W. is less substantial and again meets the forestry track 225 yards from the point where it started. This forestry track runs along the edge of a steep bank, and on the flat below, near where this last section joins, there is a low cairn or mound 6 yards in diameter. Inside the tri¬angle formed by the 2 ditches and the forestry track there are at least a dozen mounds. A short distance to the N.W. of the short ditch there are faint traces of a short length of a parallel flat bottomed ditch 9 feet wide.

Coghill et al 1989


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