Battle Of Blairnacoi, Drumderfit Hill
Site Type BATTLE SITE (POSSIBLE)
Canmore ID 13574
Site Number NH65SE 11
NGR NH 656 521
Former Region HIGHLAND
Former District ROSS AND CROMARTY
Former County ROSS AND CROMARTY
Datum OSGB36 - NGR
NGR Desc Centred NH 656 521
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|Notes and Activities|
NH65SE 11 centred 656 521
(NH 644 502) Site of the Battle of Blairnacoi (NR) AD. 1340.
OS 6" map, Ross-shire, 2nd ed., (1907)
(NH 656 521) A battle is said to have taken place on Blair-na-coi, between the MacDonalds of the Isles and the inhabitants of Inverness, in 1340. A cairn (NH65SW 7) said to commemorate it lies about 1/2 mile SW of Drumderfit.
NSA 1845; OS Name Book 1872; A J Beaton 1885.
No local information. Siting not confirmed.
Visited by OS (R B), 28 March 1966.
The tradition of the battle may have arisen from the clearance heaps on Drumderfit Hill (See NH65SE 5).
Visited by OS (A A), 11 November 1971.
|Books and References|
Beaton, A J (1885a) Illustrated guide to Fortrose and vicinity with an appendix on the antiquities of the Black Isle, Inverness
Page(s): 58 Held at RCAHMS D.6.43.FOR
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, Ross and Cromarty, 57 Held at RCAHMS B.2.2.STA
Ordnance Survey (Name Book) Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey (6 inch and 1/2500 scale)
Page(s): Book No. 17, 57 Held at RCAHMS Ref