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Strathpeffer, Croch Fionne

Cist(S) (Period Unassigned), Cinerary Urn

Site Name Strathpeffer, Croch Fionne

Classification Cist(S) (Period Unassigned), Cinerary Urn

Canmore ID 12410

Site Number NH45NE 16

NGR NH 48 58

NGR Description NH c. 48 58

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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

Archaeology Notes

NH45NE 16 c. 48 58.

Three short cists and a separate 'cinerary urn' were found in 1896 in a mound of sand and gravel at Croch Fionne, Strathpeffer. Formed of slabs of claystone with a large cover-stone, two of cists were about 3 1/2' long and the third somewhat smaller. Each contained a fragmentary skeleton, but no grave goods. The urn was found near the centre of the mound in a black mass containing charcoal. A similar substance filled the urn which was 6" high, 7 1/4" across the mouth 5 1/4" at the base and was decorated below the lip with oblique intersecting lines.(Information from Dr Fortescue Fox)

No bone fragments occurred.

W Turner 1915

Croch Fionne was not located. No further information.

Visited by OS (A A) 30 June 1975


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