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Kintradwell Links

Cist(S) (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Kintradwell Links

Classification Cist(S) (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 6941

Site Number NC90NW 12

NGR NC 9300 0795

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NC90NW 12 9300 0795

(NC 9300 0795) Cists found AD 1850 - 1870 (NAT).

OS 6" map, 1964.

Many short cists have been found close to Cinn Trolla Broch (NC90NW 5). About 100 yards from it three short cists were found (about 1865) containing fragments of bone.

In one was found a bone needle and in another a shale nodule; close by was found a flint flake. Immediately under the centre one of the three cists was found a cist, 5ft 5ins long, containing an extended adult skeleton but no relics.

A skull and the shale nodule were presented to the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland (NMAS).

J Y Simpson 1865; L Tait 1870.

A short distance W of the ruin of Wilkhouse several cists were found at different times between 1850 and 1870. Many of them contained human bones.

Name Book 1873.

In Dunrobin Castle Museum are a bone needle and flint scraper "from a cist containing a skeleton found near "Beach Fort" (Broch), Kintradwell, 1865.

Visited by OS (W D J) 3 April 1962.

Accession nos 1865.1 and 2

(Undated) information from TS of Catalogue of Dunrobin Museum, by A S Henshall.


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