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Easter Gellybank

Cinerary Urn

Site Name Easter Gellybank

Classification Cinerary Urn

Canmore ID 27886

Site Number NO10SW 16

NGR NO 1111 0013

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


Ordnance Survey licence number AC0000807262. All rights reserved.
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Administrative Areas

  • Council Perth And Kinross
  • Parish Kinross
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District Perth And Kinross
  • Former County Kinross-shire

Archaeology Notes

NO10SW 16 1111 0013.

A late Bronze Age overhanging-rim urn, inverted over calcined human bones was found on Easter Gellybank farm by Mr David Kennedy on 10th November, 1885. It was in a slight eminence probably reduced by ploughing near the fence in a field to the south of the road from Kinross to Cleish. Fragments of similar pottery had been previously turned up nearby. The urn was presented to the National Museum of Antiquities.

R B Begg 1886; J Abercromby 1907

The farm of Chanceinn (NO 1111 0013) is also known as Easter Gellybank. Enquiries at the farm proved negative, and it was not possible to locate the find spot from the information supplied.

Visited by OS (WDJ) 19 December 1963


Publication Account (1933)

Urn Burial, Easter Gellybank.

On l0th November 1885, a large cinerary urn was turned up by the plough on the farm of Easter Gellybank, . a little more than a mile to the south of the town of Kinross. The urn, which is now preserved in the National Museum of Antiquities, measures 16 ¼ inches in height by 12 3/8 inches in diameter. The discovery has been fully described in Proc. Soc. Ant. Scot., xx. (1885-6), pp. 142-5.



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