Torvaine

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Site Type CAIRN, CIST
Canmore ID 13538
Site Number NH64SE 6
NGR NH 6542 4346
Council HIGHLAND
Parish INVERNESS AND BONA
Former Region HIGHLAND
Former District INVERNESS
Former County INVERNESS-SHIRE
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Archaeological Notes

NH64SE 6 6542 4346.

(Area NH 6542 4346) There is a very large cairn near the river at the foot of a hill called Torvean, and close to where the silver chain (NH64SE 14) was found. Some years ago it was partly removed and a coffin found composed of six thick flags. This is supposed to be the dormitory of Bean, a saint of the Culdee order.
Statistical Account (OSA) 1793; New Statistical Account (NSA, A Rose, A Clark, R Macpherson) 1845; J A Smith 1875.

No trace of this cairn was found during field perambulation.
Visited by OS (W D J) 31 March 1960.

 
Books and References

NSA (1834-1845) The new statistical account of Scotland by the ministers of the respective parishes under the superintendence of a committee of the society for the benefit of the sons and daughters of the clergy, 15v Edinburgh
Page(s): Vol. 14, Inverness-shire, 14 Held at RCAHMS B.2.2.STA

OSA (1791-9) The statistical account of Scotland, drawn up from the communications of the ministers of the different parishes, in Sinclair, J (Sir) Edinburgh
Page(s): Vol. 9, 632 Held at RCAHMS B.2.2.STA

RCAHMS (1979c) The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. The archaeological sites and monuments of North-east Inverness, Inverness District, Highland Region, The archaeological sites and monuments of Scotland series no 8 Edinburgh
Page(s): 11, No. 48 Held at RCAHMS A.1.2.ARC(8)

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