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Latitude: 57.0933 / 57°5'35"N
Longitude: -4.0021 / 4°0'7"W
OS Eastings: 278785
OS Northings: 802033
OS Grid: NH787020
Mapcode National: GBR J9HZ.7HQ
Mapcode Global: WH4JB.HZG3
Entry Name: Balavil, Obelisk and Burial Ground
Listing Date: 5 October 1971
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 332348
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1655
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Badenoch and Strathspey
Traditional County: Inverness-shire
Circa 1796, short obelisk of various materials; white marble
plinth with relief portrait of James MacPherson (N) and
weeping woman (S); grey marble cornice to plinth, both
supporting slate obelisk with white marble crest on N
facet; apex urn.
Burial ground; later 19th century circular burial enclosure;
decorative spearhead cast-iron railings on low ashlar
coped rubble wall; pair slender cast-iron piers with
matching pair gates.
Various MacPherson tombstones, the earliest dated 1876.
Sited on hillock to SW of Balavil House and now separated
from it by re-aligned A9.
James MacPherson built Belleville (Balavil) 1790-96;
translator of Ossianic poems.