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Findspot (19th Century)-(20th Century), Flat Axehead (Bronze)(Bronze Age)

Site Name Farlary

Classification Findspot (19th Century)-(20th Century), Flat Axehead (Bronze)(Bronze Age)

Alternative Name(s) Faireal-aridh; Fairealairidh; Golspie

Canmore ID 5832

Site Number NC70NE 34

NGR NC 769 060

NGR Description NC c. 769 060

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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

Archaeology Notes

NC70NE 34 c. 769 060.

A decorated EBA flat axe, 4.55ins long by 1.95ins across the cutting edge, from Faireal-aridh, Golspie (Coles 1971) or Fairealairidh (Information from Ts Catalogue of Dunrobin Museum by A S Henshall) is in Dunrobin Museum (Accession no. 1889.2)

The name is probably a form of Farlary (NC 769 060) which is given as Faralary in 1853.

J M Coles 1971; H Morrison 1853.

(Unclassified flat axe). Single find. Falt axe, broken, green, corroded surface; length 116mm, butt 25mm, cutting edge 50mm. Dunrobin Castle museum (no registration number).

P K Schmidt and C B Burgess 1981.


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