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Uaigh Gillechunne

Cist (Bronze Age), Cinerary Urn(S)

Site Name Uaigh Gillechunne

Classification Cist (Bronze Age), Cinerary Urn(S)

Canmore ID 12747

Site Number NH54SW 5

NGR NH 5117 4174

NGR Description NH c. 5117 4174

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Kiltarlity And Convinth
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Inverness
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Archaeology Notes

NH54SW 5 5117 4175.

(NH 5117 4175) Uaigh Gillechunne. Stone Coffin containing two urns found AD 1763. (NAT)

OS 6"map, Inverness-shire, 2nd ed., (1906)

Uamh Gillichuinne is a stone coffin only the sides of which now remain. Two urns filled with ashes were found in it in 1763. Tradition does not say who Gillichuinne was.

Statistical Account (OSA) 1794

Uaigh Gillechunne: The remaining stones of the coffin were removed for use in the building of the older part of the present manse.

Name Book 1872

No trace exists. No further information.

Visited by OS (J B) 25 July 1975


Field Visit (January 1978)

Uamh Gillichuinne, Kiltarlity NH 511 417 NH54SW 5

A cist found in 1763 contained 'two urns, filled with ashes'.

RCAHMS 1979, visited January 1978

(Stat Acct, xiii, 1794, 525)


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