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Balnuaran Of Clava

Cup Marked Stone (Neol/bronze Age), Kerb Cairn (Bronze Age)

Site Name Balnuaran Of Clava

Classification Cup Marked Stone (Neol/bronze Age), Kerb Cairn (Bronze Age)

Alternative Name(s) Clava Cairns

Canmore ID 14258

Site Number NH74SE 10

NGR NH 7568 4442

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Croy And Dalcross (Inverness)
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Inverness
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Archaeology Notes

NH74SE 10 7568 4442.

West of the three main cairns at Balnuranan of Clava (NH74SE 1, NH74SE 3, NH74SE 4 ) lies a small circle of contiguous recumbent stone, approximately 12 feet in internal diameter, with one of the stones on the ESE, bearing cup-and-ring and simple cup carvings. Excavation of the interior revealed what appears to have been a shallow grave for a now vanished inhumation, 5ft 6ins by 2ft 6ins. Over the filling of this near its western end was a scatter of white quartz pebbles. No artifacts were found beyond a scrap or two of pebble flint.

W Jolly 1882; S Piggott 1956.

NH 7568 4442 This circle is as described above.

Visited by OS (W D J) 25 April 1962.

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