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Barrow(S) (Prehistoric) - (Early Medieval), Enclosure(S) (Prehistoric), Pit(S) (Prehistoric), Ring Ditch(S) (Prehistoric), Square Barrow (Iron Age)

Site Name Kinchyle

Classification Barrow(S) (Prehistoric) - (Early Medieval), Enclosure(S) (Prehistoric), Pit(S) (Prehistoric), Ring Ditch(S) (Prehistoric), Square Barrow (Iron Age)

Alternative Name(s) Little Kildrummie

Canmore ID 15177

Site Number NH85SE 23

NGR NH 85933 53093

NGR Description Centred NH 85933 53093

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Croy And Dalcross (Nairn)
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Nairn
  • Former County Nairn

Archaeology Notes

At least ten circles of post holes or pits may be seen on the air photographs; possibly they may be the sites of round timber houses, broadly comparable with the primary phase at West Plean (NS88SW 5), though they could have served a funerary or ritual purpose.

G S Maxwell 1978.

Tolan notes 'at least ten circles of pits', of which two are susceptible to measurement.

M Tolan 1988.


Field Visit (March 1978)

Kinchyle NH 859 531 NH85SE

A complex group of crop-marks has been recorded in a field 800m E of Kinchyle. They comprise a double-ditched square enclosure with a central pit, a square barrow, at least twelve circular enclosures varying from 12m to 20m in diameter, five ring-ditches measuring 5m to 9m in diameter, and a number of indeterminate crop-marks. Features visible within some of the circular enclosures and ring-ditches may represent stone or timber settings. Visible on RCAHMS AP 1976, 1977, 1978

RCAHMS 1978, visited March 1978


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