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Fords Of Frew, Culbeg

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Record Detail

  • Organisation
  • Alternative name(s)
  • Canmore ID
  • Site type
  • Parish
  • Council
  • NGR
    NS 692 963
  • Latitude, longitude
    56.141415N, 4.106631W
  • Archaeological notes
    NS69NE 31 c. 692 963 Burgess Group II; Trump Group I. Early type, of Acton Park stage. A Morrison 1979 This rapier came from the River Forth near Fords of Frew, NW of Gragunnock, and is held in the Hunterian Museum, University of Glasgow, under accession number A.1978.1. The lozenge-section of the blade is characteristic of Group II, while the two rivet-holes and two notches of its hilt place it within the Taplow type of Schmidt and Burgess; this is the first example of this type from Northern Britain. Group II comprises dirks and rapiers with lozenge-shaped blades, and is dated within the earliest part of the Middle Bronze Age, although it may have persisted later. Information from Mr B O'Connor and Mr T Cowie, 10 January 1995.
  • Architectural notes

Related material information


  • 45350 (3/1999)
    Report on an assessment of wetland archaeology, Carse of Stirling.

1st edition 6-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Perthshire, Sheet CXXXI1862-63
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Stirlingshire, Sheet IX1860

1st edition 25-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey 25 inch to the mile Perth and Clackmannan, Sheet 131.161862
 Ordnance Survey 25 inch to the mile Perth and Clackmannan, Sheet 131.161862
 Ordnance Survey 25 inch to the mile Stirling, Sheet 009.111860