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Newton Of Cawdor

Cropmark(S) (Period Unknown), Cup Marked Stone (Prehistoric), Pit(S) (Period Unassigned), Pit Enclosure (Prehistoric)(Possible)

Site Name Newton Of Cawdor

Classification Cropmark(S) (Period Unknown), Cup Marked Stone (Prehistoric), Pit(S) (Period Unassigned), Pit Enclosure (Prehistoric)(Possible)

Canmore ID 72191

Site Number NH85SW 35

NGR NH 8468 5107

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Cawdor
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Nairn
  • Former County Nairn

Archaeology Notes

NH85SW 35 8468 5107

A cluster of pits have been recorded as cropmarks on oblique aerial photography (RCAHMSAP 1989) lying on level ground about 240m NW of Newton of Cawdor. Some of the pits may resolve themselves into a small oval enclosure, measuring about 30m NNE-SSE by about 20m. However it is difficult to be certain within the general scatter of pits, some of which may measure as much as 3-4m in diameter. The pits lie within cropmarks associated with former courses of the River Nairn, which extend to the E.

Information from RCAHMS (KMM) 2 December 2004

Cup-marked rock NN 84680 51069 BB1. Boulder, 2 x 1.2 x 0.7m; with cup marks 50 x 15mm, 45 x 12mm and 35 x 12mm; largest to N and in a line.

G Currie 2005


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