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Strath Conon

Mould (Stone)

Site Name Strath Conon

Classification Mould (Stone)

Alternative Name(s) Strathconon; Blair-na-bithe; Loch Scardroy

Canmore ID 12182

Site Number NH25SW 2

NGR NH 25 50

NGR Description NH c. 25 50

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Urray (Ross And Cromarty)
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Ross And Cromarty
  • Former County Ross And Cromarty

Archaeology Notes

NH25SW 2 c. 25 50

An Early Bronze Age stone mould for making a flat axe and a narrow triangular casting was found in a peat bog, between Blar-na-Bithe (NH 263 505) and Scardroy Loch (Loch Beannacharain: NH 2451). It was in the possession of Miss Balfour of Whittingham in 1897, and was donated to the NMAS in 1913 (Acc No: CM 26). A cast of the axe is also in the NMAS (Acc No: CM 20).

A Mitchell 1897; Proc Soc Antiq Scot 1914; H W M Hodges 1959; D Britton 1963; J M Coles 1971.

(Mould for flat axe). Single find, between Blair-na-Bithe and Loch Scardroy. Mould, grey-brown, rough surface, little worked. Face: flat axe, length 144mm, cutting edge 90mm, max. depth 14mm; awl (?), length 40mm, width 10mm, max depth 3mm. NMAS CM 26.

P K Schmidt and C B Burgess 1981.


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