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Unknown: Boar's Head Rock, Spey Bay, Moray Firth

Coble (19th Century)

Site Name Unknown: Boar's Head Rock, Spey Bay, Moray Firth

Classification Coble (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Lossiemouth; Boar's Head Rocks; Bear Head; North Sea

Canmore ID 267464

Site Number NJ26NE 8012

NGR NJ 289 679

NGR Description NJ c. 289 679

Datum Datum not recorded

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  • Council Moray
  • Parish Maritime - Moray
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District Maritime
  • Former County Not Applicable

Archaeology Notes

NJ26NE 8012 c. 289 679

N57 41.7 W3 11.6

NLO: Spey Bay [name centred NJ 37 67]

Boar's Head Rock [name: NJ 289 679]

Buckie [name: NJ 415 654]

Cullen [name: NJ 513 673]

Lossiemouth [name: NJ 235 705].

Possibly on map sheet NJ36NW.

Lossiemouth, 22nd Apl., 5 p.m., a salmon-fishing coble, belonging to Lossiemouth, manned by seven men, upset in the surf in Spey bay, near the wreck of the LEON RAYMUNDO [NJ26NE 8011], at Bear head [Boar's Head], during a strong SE breeze, this morning: four men drowned.

Source: Shipping Intelligence, LL, No. 19,966, London, Tuesday April 23 1878.

NMRS, MS/829/70 (no. 4735).

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative.

Boar's Head Rock is an isolated rock which stands at the (N) end of small sandy spit roughly at the midpoint of the sandy shore of Spey Bay (name centred NJ 37 67), an ill-defined embayment which extends over portions of several map sheets. The settlement of Spey Bay is at NJ 354 652.

The loss of this vessel is not cited by I G Whittaker (1998).

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 27 October 2004.

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Loss (22 April 1878)

Lossiemouth, 22nd Apl., 5 p.m., a salmon-fishing coble, belonging to Lossiemouth, manned by seven men, upset in the surf in Spey bay, near the wreck of the LEON RAYMUNDO [NJ26NE 8011], at Bear head [Boar's Head], during a strong SE breeze, this morning: four men drowned.

Source: Shipping Intelligence, LL, No. 19,966, London, Tuesday April 23 1878.

NMRS, MS/829/70 (no. 4735).

Note (27 October 2004)

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative.

Boar's Head Rock is an isolated rock which stands at the (N) end of small sandy spit roughly at the midpoint of the sandy shore of Spey Bay (name centred NJ 37 67), an ill-defined embayment which extends over portions of several map sheets. The settlement of Spey Bay is at NJ 354 652.

The loss of this vessel is not cited by I G Whittaker (1998).

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 27 October 2004.

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