Blar Na Pairce

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Site Type BATTLE SITE
Canmore ID 12468
Site Number NH45NE 8
NGR NH 4732 5690
Council HIGHLAND
Parish CONTIN
Former Region HIGHLAND
Former District ROSS AND CROMARTY
Former County ROSS AND CROMARTY
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Archaeological Notes

NH45NE 8 4732 5690.

(Name Centred NH 4732 5690) Blar na Pairce. Site of conflict between the Macdonalds and MacKenzies about A.D.1490 {NAT}
OS 6"map, Ross-shire, 2nd ed., 1907

The Macdonalds fought the MacKenzies at the battle of the Park near Loch Kinellan, between 1485 and 1491.
H A Fraser 1917

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Visited by OS (R L) 16 November 1970


 METAL DETECTOR SURVEY

Notes NH 4732 5690 An evaluation consisting of a desk-based assessment and metal detecting survey was carried out in advance of construction of a forestry access road adjacent to the traditional site of the Battle of Blar na Pairce, 1491. Historical accounts indicate that the battle took place where the MacDonald forces were caught in a bog and this appears to be confirmed by the topography of the site. No metal finds contemporary with the battle were recovered through metal detecting; any objects dropped in the bog are likely to have sunk too deep to be detected. Iron parts of agricultural implements dating to the 19th and 20th century were recovered from the adjacent improved field.
Funder: Mary MacDougall.

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Books and References

Dagg, C (2007b) 'Blar na Pairce, Highland (Contin parish), desk-based assessment and metal detecting survey', Discovery Excav Scot, vol.8 Cathedral Communications Limited, Wiltshire, England.
Page(s): 109

Fraser, H A (1917) 'Investigation of the artificial island in Loch Kinellan, Strathpeffer', Proc Soc Antiq Scot, vol.51
Page(s): 51

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