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Glebe At Edderton, Eddertoun Glebe

Barrow (Prehistoric), Cist(S) (Prehistoric)

Site Name Glebe At Edderton, Eddertoun Glebe

Classification Barrow (Prehistoric), Cist(S) (Prehistoric)

Alternative Name(s) Eddertoun

Canmore ID 14739

Site Number NH78SW 2

NGR NH 7133 8450

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NH78SW 2 7133 8450.

Tumulus (NR) (Site of) Six Stone Cists found AD 1866

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

(NH 7132 8451) Chambered Cairn (NR) (Site of)

OS 6" map, (1959)

Tumulus (NR) (Site of) Six Stone Cists found AD 1866, one had been previously opened; a second contained fragments of an Urn and Burnt Bones; third Flint Arrowheads Charcoal and Blackened Grain; a fourth Burnt Bones, Human Teeth, Thumb Flint or Scraper and Blackened Grain; a fifth Fine Sand, Burnt Bones and Charcoal; and a sixth an Urn and a Human Skeleton (NAT)

OS 25" map, (1904)

The tumulus, measuring 24' in diameter and 5' high, is shown by the plan not to be a chambered cairn. The first cist, No. 1, was found about 1853 when the land was brought under cultivation. The others were found in clearing away the tumulus about 1866. All the cists were found on the natural surface level. No. 2, which was probably the original burial, was surrounded by a double circle of boulders on the natural surface. Contents:- One flint flake; small pieces of baked clay, burnt bone; an entire 'Drinking Cup' urn, with skeleton; flint arrow-head, blackened grain; fragments of baked clay, probably urn; burnt bones, nearly semi-circular disc of bluish flint, black oats.

J M Joass 1870; M E C Mitchell 1934.

There is now only a very slight swelling in the ground at this site which lies in a cultivated field.

Visited by OS (R D L) 16 May 1963.


Note (1979)

Edderton Glebe NH 713 845 NH78SW 2

This cairn stood 200m WNW of Dridgag Cottage and measured 7.4m in diameter and 1.5m in height. In 1853 a cist containing a flint flake was found, and in 1866, when the cairn was completely excavated, five other cists were discovered. Three contained cremations and a fourth an inhumation accompanied by an N3 Beaker.


(Joass 1868; Clarke 1970, ii, 520, no. 1748)


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