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Lower Achairn

Chisel (Bronze)

Site Name Lower Achairn

Classification Chisel (Bronze)

Alternative Name(s) Blingery Moor

Canmore ID 8666

Site Number ND24NE 12

NGR ND 2999 4923

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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  • Council Highland
  • Parish Wick
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Caithness
  • Former County Caithness

Archaeology Notes

ND24NE 12 2999 4923.

A Middle Bronze Age bronze flanged chisel (or small axe) was turned up by forestry ploughing at the end of a furrow 10 to 12ins deep under a few inches of peat, on 22nd January 1973. The finder, Mr Cameron (F Cameron, Annfield, Norland Road, Lybster), the head forester of Rumster Forest, plotted the find spot on 6" plan at ND 2999 4923. It is in the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland (NMAS) on loan (Accession no: L.1973.2).

Information contained in letter and map from J Close-Brooks, NMAS to OS, 13 December 1973.

(Wing-flanged; attributed to Ulrome type). Single find, on top of subsoil under thin peat cover, during ploughing for forestry operations. Flanged chisel (?), damaged, dull brown with flaked pale grey corrosion; length 105mm, cutting edge 17mm. NMAS (on loan).

P K Schmidt and C B BUrgess 1981.


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