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Blar Nan Ceann

Battle Site (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Blar Nan Ceann

Classification Battle Site (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 12407

Site Number NH45NE 13

NGR NH 4762 5773

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

NH45NE 13 4762 5773.

(Name centred : NH 4762 5773) Blar nan Ceann. Site of Conflict between the Mackenzies of Seaforth and Macdonnells of Glengarry (TI)

OS 6"map, Ross-shire, 2nd ed., (1971)

'Blar nan Ceann' is the name applied to the hollow at the west end of Strathpeffer, and takes its name from having been the scene of a conflict between the MacKenzies and Macdonells of Glengarry, which the latter lost. The name means 'Battlefield of the heads' The date of this event could not be locally ascertained.

Name Book 1876

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Visited by OS (R L) 16 November 1970

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