Bealach Nam Brog

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Site Type BATTLE SITE
Canmore ID 12490
Site Number NH47SW 1
NGR NH 422 713
Council HIGHLAND
Parish FODDERTY
Former Region HIGHLAND
Former District ROSS AND CROMARTY
Former County ROSS AND CROMARTY
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Archaeological Notes

NH47SW 1 422 713.

(Area: NH 422713) A battle was fought at Bealach nam Brog between Lord Lovat, with the Munros of Fowles and the Dingwalls of Kildun, and the men of Donald MacIver from Kinlochewe. Near the area of the battle 'a perfect speciman of an arrowhead' was picked up in 1913.
A C M Mitford 1936

'In the year 1452, ......, the desperate skirmish of Beallach nam Brog occurred, in which the Earl of Ross.... attached and slaughtered his foes, including Mackenzies Kinlochewe men..'
J H Dixon 1886

A famous fight between the Munros and the Mackenzies at Bealach nam Brog W J Watson 1904

No further information found during field investigation.
Visited by OS (W D J) 18 April 1963

 
Books and References

Dixon, J H (1886) Gairloch in north west Ross-shire: its records, traditions inhabitants and natural history with a guide to Gairloch and Loch Maree, Edinburgh
Page(s): 14 Held at RCAHMS D.6.42.GAI

Mitford, A C M (1936) Guide to Wester Ross: Ullapool, Lochbroom Dundonnell, Gairloch, Achnasheen, Garve with historical and descriptive notes, Stirling
Page(s): 49-50

Watson, W J (1904) Place names of Ross and Cromarty, Inverness
Page(s): 280 Held at RCAHMS D.6.41.WAT

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