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Rock Shelter (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Soulmarksie

Classification Rock Shelter (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 304876

Site Number NH35NE 29

NGR NH 38458 58027

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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


Field Visit (31 March 2007 - 31 March 2007)

Rock shelter (NOSAS Site Survey No 033) located amongst large boulders on a steep SE facing slope W of the Loch Luichart Dam, above and just 60m N of the farmstead of Soulmarksie.

The chamber of the shelter has been constructed under a large flat-topped, rectangular boulder, 8m x 3.5m lying on a NE-SW axis. The chamber is accessed through a short stone lined passage roughly 1.5m in length, 0.9m high x 0.7m wide which descends from the rear of the boulder entering the chamber under a lintel 0.5m above the floor level.

The floor space of the chamber measures 3m x 2.5m and provides a maximum height of 1.5m under the inclined roof formed by the underside of the boulder. The back and side walls are of neat drystone construction combining in-situ boulders with other rocks and laid slabs.

Information provided by the North of Scotland Archaeological Society


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