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Bught Park

Cist (Bronze Age), Dagger (Bronze)(Bronze Age)

Site Name Bught Park

Classification Cist (Bronze Age), Dagger (Bronze)(Bronze Age)

Canmore ID 13541

Site Number NH64SE 9

NGR NH 6560 4372

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NH64SE 9 656 437

This cist was discovered on 9th September 1954 by workmen bulldozing trees from Bught Park. It contained a male inhumation accompanied by a bronze dagger, now in Inverness Museum (955.15-16). (The find-spot was sited to approximately NH 6560 4373 by J McKenzie in a letter to OS dated 28 August 1962. However, Miss Henshall states that the correct site may be at NH 6571 4372, according to the grounds man at the caravan park who was present at the discovery, and who keeps the grass at the site unmown - oral information to OS, 8 July 1966.)

W Kirk and J McKenzie 1956; A S Henshall 1968; J M Coles 1969; RCAHMS 1979.

(Bronze dagger of Masterton type). Flat dagger, rounded heel with central rivet-notch, two rivet-holes with one rivet in position, W-shaped hilt-mark, cutting-edges and tip damaged; present length 10.6cm, present width 4.3cm.

S Gerloff 1975.

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Note (1979)

Bught Park NH 656 437 NH64SE 9

This cist was discovered in 1954; it contained a male inhumation accompanied by a bronze dagger (INVMG 955. 15-16).

RCAHMS 1979

(Kirk and McKenzie 1956, 7-10; Henshall 1968, 190; Coles 1969, 90)

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