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Craigdarroch

Cairn (Period Unassigned), Shield

Site Name Craigdarroch

Classification Cairn (Period Unassigned), Shield

Canmore ID 12471

Site Number NH45NW 2

NGR NH 4422 5730

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NH45NW 2 4422 5730.

Two pieces of thin copper, decorated with indented ornaments, were presented to the NMAS by Sir George MacKenzie of Coull in 1828. "They are described by the donor as pieces of copper, supposed to be plate armour, or the covering of a shield, found in a cairn, under an oak tree at Craigdarroch, Ross-shire. Various other portions were found along with these, and their appearance seems to justify the suppositions of the donor.

D Wilson 1863

There is a very large oak tree at NH 4422 5730 at Craigdarroch, but no trace of any cairn could be found under it, or in the immediate vicinity.

Visited by OS (R D) 20 January 1965

Portions of thin plates of bronze with incised ornament, which Phillips (Information from C W Phillips to OS) ascribes to the Dark Ages though he gives no date and does not classify the site. (Acc Nos: FC 154, 155) NMAS 1892

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