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Conan Mains

Pit Circle (Prehistoric)(Possible), Ring Ditch (Period Unassigned), Roundhouse (Prehistoric)(Possible), Timber Circle (Neolithic) - (Bronze Age)(Possible)

Site Name Conan Mains

Classification Pit Circle (Prehistoric)(Possible), Ring Ditch (Period Unassigned), Roundhouse (Prehistoric)(Possible), Timber Circle (Neolithic) - (Bronze Age)(Possible)

Canmore ID 12851

Site Number NH55SW 19

NGR NH 5320 5360

NGR Description From NH 5320 5360 to NH 5324 5358

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Highland
  • Parish Urquhart And Logie Wester
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Ross And Cromarty
  • Former County Ross And Cromarty

Archaeology Notes

NH55SW 19 5320 5360 to 5324 5358.

NH 532 536. Air photography has revealed the crop-marks of a ring-ditch and a pit-circle among indeterminate crop-markings N of Conan Mains farmsteading. The ring-ditch measures about 12 m in diameter; the pit-circle lies 16 m to the NW and measures about 10 m in diameter.

Visible on RCAHMS air photographs RC 1783-5 (flown 1977), RC 1879-81 (flown 1978).

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Aerial Photographic Interpretation (21 February 2014)

This pit circle may be the remains of a ceremonial timber circle or a later prehistoric roundhouse.

Information from RCAHMS (KMM) 21 February 2014

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