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Moor Of Blairgowrie

Cinerary Urn (Bronze Age), Pygmy Cup (Bronze Age)

Site Name Moor Of Blairgowrie

Classification Cinerary Urn (Bronze Age), Pygmy Cup (Bronze Age)

Canmore ID 28920

Site Number NO14SE 50

NGR NO 182 437

NGR Description NO c. 182 437

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Perth And Kinross
  • Parish Blairgowrie
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District Perth And Kinross
  • Former County Perthshire

Archaeology Notes

NO14SE 50 c. 182 437

In the last week of March 1878, an urn burial was found at a depth of about 2' in the Moor of Blairgowrie, c. 1 1/2 miles from the church, in a detached field of the glebe, and not far from the River Ericht.

The discovery comprised a cinerary urn (c. 12" in diameter by 12" deep) containing bones, and a small "incense cup" (1 3/4" high) lying in gravelly soil on a large stone hollowed out by the action of water. Over the urn, slantwise, was a large flattish stone. The "incense cup" was donated to the N M A S (Acc No: EC 5) but the fragments of the cinerary urn were dispersed, only one fragment being in the N M A S (EC 6).

W Fraser 1878; NMAS 1892


Field Visit (9 May 1974)

The detached field of the glebe, now cultivated, is at NO 182 437, otherwise no further information.

Visited by OS (AA) 9 May 1974

Note (31 August 1989)

The exact position of this burial was never accurately recorded, but the pottery, a small Accessory Vessel (EC 5) and a sherd of Cinerary Urn (EC 6), are preserved in the Royal Museum of Scotland. Information from RCAHMS (JRS) 31 August 1989.


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