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Ardvannie

Enclosure (Period Unassigned), Mound (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Ardvannie

Classification Enclosure (Period Unassigned), Mound (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 13818

Site Number NH68NE 19

NGR NH 6856 8754

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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

Archaeology Notes

NH68NE 19 6856 8754

(NH 6856 8754) Enclosure (NR)

OS 25" map, (1970)

On level ground on the brink of a raised beach is a probable funerary enclosure (OS [WDJ]). It consists of a circular stony bank spread to about 2.0m which is revetted internally by a discontinuous line of earth-fast stones giving an internal diameter of 17.9m. The bank is mutilated, particularly in the NW and a break in the SE, about 3.0m wide, also appears to be a mutilation. Within the bank is a ditch about 0.2m deep, about 3.5m wide, surrounding a circular platform, about 11.0m in diameter, which is destroyed in the SE and shows signs of having been quarried elsewhere. On the SW quadrant of the platform is an amorphous mound about 0.5m high.

The true nature of this site is uncertain. It may be a hengiform earthwork, but the mutilationsin the SE have destroyed any evidence of an entrance or causeway. It is more likely to be a Wessex-type cairn, the break in the bank in the SE being to facilitate robbing.

Visited by OS (W D J) 8 May 1963 and (R L) 28 October 1963.

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