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Cist (Period Unassigned), Bead(S), Cinerary Urn

Site Name Kinsteary

Classification Cist (Period Unassigned), Bead(S), Cinerary Urn

Canmore ID 15586

Site Number NH95SW 10

NGR NH 92 54

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Auldearn
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Nairn
  • Former County Nairn

Archaeology Notes

NH95SW 10 92 54

In 1888 a cist containing an 'urn' and a 'necklace of glass beads' was found at Kinsteary (house at NH 926 543). A Cinerary Urn and some bones now in the Hunterian Museum, University of Glasgow (A.1939.1-2), may have come from this site.

RCAHMS 1978, visited May 1978

Local enquiries produced no further information.

Visited by OS (RL) 17 December 1970.


External Reference (2012)

According to Bain 1893, pp. 11-2 the objects were in possession of Lady Gordon Cathcart at Cluny Castle, but their whereabouts now are unknown.

Infomation from the Auldearn Community Timeline Project, 2012


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