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Tom Na Brataich

Halberd (Bronze)

Site Name Tom Na Brataich

Classification Halberd (Bronze)

Alternative Name(s) Leanachan Forest

Canmore ID 23699

Site Number NN17NE 1

NGR NN 1795 7960

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Highland
  • Parish Kilmonivaig
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Lochaber
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Archaeology Notes

NN17NE 1 1795 7960.

An Early Bronze Age Halberd - O'Riordain's type 5 (1936) - was found in May when making a road in Leanachan Forest. It is now in the West Highland Museum, Fort William (Museum report 1960).

J M Coles 1971

The site of the discovery of this halberd was pointed out by the finder, Mr J Elder, at NN 179 796 (the junction of two forestry roads 140m NE of some cottages beside the Fort William - Spean Bridge railway).

Visited by OS (AC) 19 July 1961

Found at NN 1795 7960 whilst excavating the course of the forest road (J Elder, 13 Ard Nevis Rd, Fort William).

Visited by OS (AA) 6 September 1974.

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