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Chapel Hill, Portmahomack

Cist(S) (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Chapel Hill, Portmahomack

Classification Cist(S) (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 15654

Site Number NH98SW 3

NGR NH 9164 8452

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NH98SW 3 9164 8452

(NH 9164 8452) Stone Cists, some containing Skeletons, others Urns, with Bones and Ashes found (NAT)

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

See also NH98SW 5.

Several 'chests' composed of rough freestone flags were dug up c. 1840 at Chapel Hill near Portmahomack in levelling ground for new buildings. Each contained an unusually large and entire skeleton in a crouched position (NSA 1845).

Some of the cists contained skeletons entire while others a small urn containing calcined bones and ashes (Ordnance Survey Name Book [ONB] 1872).

New Statistical Account (NSA, written by G Dunoon) 1845; Name Book 1872.

No further information.

Visited by OS (AA), 19 September 1972.


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