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Golspie Tower Farm

Findspot (19th Century), Carved Stone Ball

Site Name Golspie Tower Farm

Classification Findspot (19th Century), Carved Stone Ball

Alternative Name(s) Golspie Towers

Canmore ID 6561

Site Number NC80SW 10

NGR NC 836 008

NGR Description NC c. 836 008

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NC80SW 10 c. 836 008

A carved stone ball was found in 1933 during ploughing operations on the farm of Golspie Towers. The ball is of grey porphyrite and has six prominent protuberances in high relief almost identical in size at 1.7ins in diameter and hemispherical in shape. The overall size equals two knob-diameters of 3.2ins.

J M Davidson 1940.

A carved stone ball answering the description given by Davidson is in Dunrobin Museum (Accession no: X37). Its provenance is not stated.

Visited by OS (N K B) 15 June 1976.

X37 in Dunrobin Museum, is a ball of brown sandstone with six high rounded knobs, much damaged, and c.2.8ins in diameter.

Information contained in TS of Catalogue of Dunrobin Museum by A S Henshall.

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