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Field System (Prehistoric), Ring Ditch(S) (Prehistoric)

Site Name Glenurquhart

Classification Field System (Prehistoric), Ring Ditch(S) (Prehistoric)

Alternative Name(s) Battle Site-alleged

Canmore ID 14526

Site Number NH76SW 12

NGR NH 7368 6301

NGR Description Centred on NH 7368 6301

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NH76SW 12 737 630.

(NH 733 625) Site of Battle (NR) (Supposed to have been between the Danes and Scots) (NAT)

OS 6" map, Ross-shire, 2nd ed., (1907)

Nothing further is known of this battle, except that it is the explanation of all the cairns which lie on the surrounding moors.

Name Book 1871.

Not a battle site, but a poorly preserved field system centred at NH 737 630 in cleared woodland on a gentle N-facing slope. It comprises denuded stone clearance heaps, field walls and lynchets, which form cultivation plots of a type usually found in association with hut circles. Where best preserved in the NE, two fields measure 20.0m x 15.0m and 30.0m x 20.0m.

Visited by OS (N K B) 23 November 1970.

No change to previous report.

Visited by OS (N K B) 10 January 1978.


Field Visit (May 1979)

Glenurquhart NH 737 630 NH76SW 12

This cairnfield is situated in improved pasture on a ridge NW of Glenurquhart farmhouse and covers an area of 34ha. The cairns vary considerably in size.

RCAHMS 1979, visited May 1979

MS notes in NMRS, RCAMS Emergency Surveys.


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