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Red Burn

Burial Ground (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Site Name Red Burn

Classification Burial Ground (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Alternative Name(s) Relig Burn

Canmore ID 12675

Site Number NH54NW 17

NGR NH 50 46

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Kilmorack
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Inverness
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Archaeology Notes

NH54NW 17 50 46.

'On a piece of ground rising from the Relig Burn a curious cairn was pointed out to me formed in a semicircle. It has large boulders along the edges.The wall is about 5 feet in thickness,and from one point of the semicircle to another is about 38 feet'.

J Stuart 1870; Name Book 1873.

'The Relig burn'has not been located but,since Stuart is apparently referring to the Beaufort Castle area (NH 50 42),this could be a reference to the Red Burn (NH 50 46) which is defined by the Ordnance Survey Name Book (ONB) as

running through the Ruilick district. Ruilick is quoted by Watson as an example of 'reilig' - a cemetery - which appears as 'the Relict'in

1571 (Reg Magni Sig Reg Scot 1984).

W J Watson 1926


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