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Leckmelm Farm

Battle Site (Period Unknown), Cist (Period Unknown)

Site Name Leckmelm Farm

Classification Battle Site (Period Unknown), Cist (Period Unknown)

Canmore ID 12136

Site Number NH19SE 2

NGR NH 1648 9075

NGR Description Centred NH 1648 9075

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NH19SE 2 centred 1648 9075

In 1585 a battle between the Gunns of Sutherland and the MacKays was fought by the farm steading of Leckmelm. The leader of the Gunns was buried at Clachan (the church of Lochbroom) while his followers were buried where they fell, in Pairc An Thigh Mhoir (the Park of the Big House).

A C M Mitford 1936.

Pairc an Tigh Mhoir is a field to the west of the present farm steading of Leckmelm.

When it was deeply trenched some years ago a grave built of flags, and containing human bones was found.

Anon undated.

There is no local knowledge of this battle, but the 'Park of the Big House' was pointed out by Mrs A C Mitford as being centred at NH 1648 9075. No further information could be obtained concerning the discovery of one of the graves containing human bones.

Visited by OS (R B), 10 October 1964.

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