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Site Name Gairloch

Classification Slag

Canmore ID 11956

Site Number NG87NW 3

NGR NG 807 756

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Gairloch
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Ross And Cromarty
  • Former County Ross And Cromarty

Archaeology Notes

NG87NW 3 807 756.

(Area: NG 807 756) 'Bloom of iron, one of many found beside Gairloch churchyard, Ross-shire. Presented by W G Bannerman, Gairloch, Ross and Cromarty' to the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 1951-2.

Proc Soc Antiq Scot 1954

There are a few masses of slag near the entrance to the Gairloch churchyard. Owing to the crowded state of the graves within, some interments have recently taken place outside the churchyard, and this slag has been dug up. Mr Macadam has analysed this slag and does not think it is the result of iron-smelting.

J H Dixon 1886.

Several years ago while digging a drain along the outside of Gairloch churchyard, Mr Bannerman (G Bannerman, District Surveyor, Gairloch, Wester Ross) discovered traces of bog iron slag at NG 8070 7568, samples of which he now had in his possession. No trace of any slag can now be found at this site.

Site surveyed at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (R D) 30 March 1965.


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