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Pitcalzean

Enclosure (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Pitcalzean

Classification Enclosure (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 15282

Site Number NH87SW 11

NGR NH 8165 7030

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Highland
  • Parish Nigg (Ross And Cromarty)
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Ross And Cromarty
  • Former County Ross And Cromarty

Archaeology Notes

NH87SW 11 8165 7030.

NH 816 703. Enclosure (possible), Pitcalzean: What may be the mutilated remains of a circular enclosure 16m in diameter over all are visible in rough pasture 1.4km E of Pitcalzean House.

RCAHMS 1979, visited 1977.

At NH 8165 7030, in a pasture field on the SW slopes of the Hill of Nigg, are the remains of the enclosure described above. It survives as a circular platform about 15.0m in diameter and 0.5m high but the surface is uneven and somewhat stony. There appears to have been a peripheral wall, now very indistinct, and this impression is heightened by quarrying in the W arc. The platform has slumped in the SW where there may have been an entrance. The remains of this enclosure are too vague to allow classification.

Surveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (N K B) 9 June 1981.

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