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Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Site Name Badavanich

Classification Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Alternative Name(s) Clach An't Shagart

Canmore ID 12100

Site Number NH15NW 1

NGR NH 1021 5862

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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

Archaeology Notes

NH15NW 1 1021 5862.

There is a square upright stone called Clach an 't Shagart, or "the stone of the priest", near a cottage which is just past a burn at the western end of Loch Rosque on the way from Achnasheen to Kenlochewe. The place is called Bad a Mhannaich (Badavanich - NH 1058) or "the monk's grove", and it is said to be an early Christian monastic settlement. They say that baptisims were conducted at the Clach an t' Shagart. The name of Loch Rosque itself is believed by many to signify "the loch of the cross".

J H Dixon 1886

The stone is also called "Suidh Ma-Ruibh" - Malruba's Seat

W J Watson 1904

At NH 1021 5862 there is a square, dressed stone c.0.7m high, c.0.3m square. This would appear to be the stone referred to by both Dixon and Watson.

Unable to find any local information regarding name of stone.

Visited by OS (R L) 25 October 1966


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