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Easter Ferryton

Cairn (Prehistoric)

Site Name Easter Ferryton

Classification Cairn (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 13645

Site Number NH66NE 4

NGR NH 68205 66511

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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

Archaeology Notes

NH66NE 4 6820 6651.

(NH 6820 6651) Cairn (NR).

OS 6" map, (1959)

A turf-covered, roughly oval cairn, measuring 41' north to south by 32' east to west, and standing 2' high, with a noticeable depression towards the south end.

The Ordnance Survey Name Book (ONB, 1871) noted that the cairn had been partially opened.

Name Book 1871; A A Woodham 1956.

This cairn was completely removed in the Spring of 1965 by the farmer of Mid Ferryton (Information from Mr Mathieson, Farmer, Mid Ferryton, Ferryton). A slight depression in the ground at the published site now marks the former position of the cairn. No finds were made during the removal.

Revised at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (R B) 14 January 1966.

Activities

Field Visit (24 August 1943)

This site was included within the RCAHMS Emergency Survey (1942-3), an unpublished rescue project. Site descriptions, organised by county, vary from short notes to lengthy and full descriptions and are available to view online with contemporary sketches and photographs. The original typescripts, manuscripts, notebooks and photographs can also be consulted in the RCAHMS Search Room.

Information from RCAHMS (GFG) 10 December 2014.

Note (1979)

Ferryton NH 682 665 NH66NE 4

Nothing survives of this cairn which stood 250m NNW of Mid Ferryton farmhouse. When recorded by the RCAMS in 1943 it measured up to 13.1 m in diameter and 0.6m in height with three possible kerb-stones on the SE.

RCAHM 1979

MS. notes in NMRS, RCAMS Emergency Surveys; Woodham 1956, 75, no. 20

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