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Findspot (19th Century), Mould (Steatite)(Bronze Age)

Site Name Langdale

Classification Findspot (19th Century), Mould (Steatite)(Bronze Age)

Alternative Name(s) Skail

Canmore ID 5693

Site Number NC64SE 22

NGR NC 69 44

NGR Description NC c. 69 44

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Farr
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Sutherland
  • Former County Sutherland

Archaeology Notes

NC64SE 22 c. 69 44.

A MBA, steatite mould for casting leaf-shaped, tanged spearheads was found by Adam MacKay in erly 1905 in gravel soil on his own land between the foot of Langdale (NC 69 44) and the top of Skail (NC 71 46). It was donated to the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland [NMAS] by Rev. Angus MacKay, Westerdale, Caithness in 1906 (Acc. No C.M.39)

A Mackay 1906; Proc Soc Antiq Scot 1906; J M Coles 1966.


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