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Bennan Millyea

Dagger(S) (Bronze), Spearhead(S) (Bronze)

Site Name Bennan Millyea

Classification Dagger(S) (Bronze), Spearhead(S) (Bronze)

Alternative Name(s) Glen Kens

Canmore ID 63827

Site Number NX58NW 1

NGR NX 5360 8637

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Kells
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Stewartry
  • Former County Kirkcudbrightshire

Archaeology Notes

NX58NW 1 5360 8637.

NX 53608637. A Middle Bronze Age spearhead (Class IV),found in clay by a farm-worker on Bennan Millyea, was submitted to Dumfries Burgh Museum in April 1967. It is in the possession of Mr Olsen of the Norwegian Shipping Line.

J Williams 1969

Two similar spearheads are on record from this approximate area. One, mentioned in 1792, and now lost, is located only to Glen Kens (NX 58 87) (R Riddell 1792). The other, which has been in Kirkcudbright Museum since at least 1887, is located to Kells (J Anderson and G F Black 1888) (Acc No 845).

Two Middle Bronze Age daggers (Group II) from Kells are also in Kirkcudbright Museum (Acc No's 844, 844A).

J M Coles 1965


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