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Cnoc A'mhargadaidh

Beaker (Possible)

Site Name Cnoc A'mhargadaidh

Classification Beaker (Possible)

Canmore ID 12877

Site Number NH56NE 14

NGR NH 5568 6779

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NH56NE 14 5568 6779

According to Mr Munro-Fergusson (Novar House, Alness), an ornamented urn was found at NH 5568 6799 during the construction of a forestry road about 1965. It crumbled away when picked up. Fergusson didn't see it, but from a workman's description believes it was a beaker.

Visited by OS (I S S) 29 August 1972



Area known locally as Cnoc an Each, Swordale. Norman Macrae (Romance of a royal burgh: Dingwall's story of a thousand years, 1923) identified the area as a cairnfield, but without cists or finds. However, in the 1960s a cist containing a beaker was found while bulldozing a forest road, but the beaker disintegrated on exposure to the open air.

Information from the ARCH Community Timelines Course, 2010


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