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Cist (Prehistoric), Human Remains (Prehistoric)

Site Name Balintore

Classification Cist (Prehistoric), Human Remains (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 15245

Site Number NH87NE 11

NGR NH 8630 7568

NGR Description NH c.8630 7568

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NH87NE 11 8630 7568.

Human bones were unearthed at NH 8630 7568 by Mrs Macleod's (J Macleod, 6 Bank Street, Balintore) father (now deceased) during building extensions about 1919, Mr G MacKenzie (7 Bank Street, Balintore) remembers a large stone slab being found in the garden before the bones were discovered.

Site surveyed at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (I S S) 4 September 1972.


CFA/MORA Coastal Assessment Survey 1998.


Note (1979)

Balintore 3 NH 863 756 NH87NE 11

Human bones were found here about 1919, A large stone slab found near by may have formed part of a cist.


Watching Brief (14 April 2008)

NH 863 756 A watching brief was carried out on 14 April 2008 prior to residential development. Balintore village is rich in burials of widely differing dates and types including Bronze Age stone-lined cists containing crouched inhumations (NH87NE 5) and extended inhumations (NH87NE14). The mechanical digging of three foundation trenches was monitored. Redeposited material was recorded in trench 1, while trenches 2 and 3 contained areas of possible buried topsoil. All three trenches were archaeologically sterile.

Archive: Highland Archaeology Services Ltd

Funder: Mrs L Knight

Cait McCullagh (Highland Archaeology Services Ltd), 2008


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