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Cist (Bronze Age), Inhumation (Bronze Age), Food Vessel (Pottery)(Bronze Age)

Site Name Cowdenhill

Classification Cist (Bronze Age), Inhumation (Bronze Age), Food Vessel (Pottery)(Bronze Age)

Canmore ID 49528

Site Number NT08SW 16

NGR NT 013 814

NGR Description Found at NT c. 013 814. Re-erected at NT 0152 8140

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Falkirk
  • Parish Bo'ness And Carriden
  • Former Region Central
  • Former District Falkirk
  • Former County West Lothian

Archaeology Notes

NT08SW 16 013 814 and 0152 8140.

A cist was found on the 28th September 1905 at Cowdenhill, about 300 yards W of Bridgeness bowling green, (at NT 0132 8145). The site was a sand-bed of the 25' beach, about 10' above high water mark. It was excavated by Mr Cadell of Grange (NT 0147 8141) who re-erected it in his garden. It measured 40" x 21" x 18" deep internally, and contained fragemnts of unburnt bone and a food vessel, which was donated to the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland (NMAS).

F R Coles 1906; J G Callander 1924; Proc Soc Antiq Scot 1925.

NT 0152 8140. The cist is as described and is now situated in the grounds of Old Grange House. Mr Cadell of Grange, grandson of the finder, can find no mention of its exact find-spot in the family papers.

Visited by OS (B S) 11 March 1974.


Field Visit (August 1977)

Cowdenhill NT 013 814 NT08SW 16

Short cist discovered in 1905 containing a Food Vessel (NMAS no. EE 114) and unburnt bone fragments; the cist was re-erected being Grange House (NT 0147 8141).

RCAHMS 1978, visited August 1977

(Coles 1906, 316-17; Callander 1924, 287-9)


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