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Bealach Nam Brog

Battle Site (15th Century)

Site Name Bealach Nam Brog

Classification Battle Site (15th Century)

Canmore ID 12490

Site Number NH47SW 1

NGR NH 422 713

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NH47SW 1 422 713.

(Area: NH 422713) A battle was fought at Bealach nam Brog between Lord Lovat, with the Munros of Fowles and the Dingwalls of Kildun, and the men of Donald MacIver from Kinlochewe. Near the area of the battle 'a perfect speciman of an arrowhead' was picked up in 1913.

A C M Mitford 1936

'In the year 1452, ......, the desperate skirmish of Beallach nam Brog occurred, in which the Earl of Ross.... attached and slaughtered his foes, including Mackenzies Kinlochewe men..'

J H Dixon 1886

A famous fight between the Munros and the Mackenzies at Bealach nam Brog W J Watson 1904

No further information found during field investigation.

Visited by OS (W D J) 18 April 1963


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