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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 687919

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/event/687919

NO35SW 43 3052 5152

(NO 3052 5152) (information from F T Wainwright). A souterrain (ie in addition to NO35SW 19, NO35SW 35, NO35SW 42 ) existed on the farm of Barns of Airlie (NO 310 516) but was destroyed before 1864 (Jervise 1865).

On 24 June 1951 Wainwright (1963) and D B Taylor noted a possible location for this or another souterrain settlement, ie a heavy concentration of boulders and slabs spread over an area of two or three thousand square feet in the field adjoining the entrance to NO35SW 19 and NO35SW 150 ' to 200' from it. The farmer could give no further information and only excavation can confirm the site.

A Jervise 1865; F T Wainwright 1963.

A pronounced natural (?) amorphous rise is evident at the map reference (information from Mr Lang, Mains of Airlie, Kirriemuir) but there is now no surface spread of stone. The field, now under pasture, is regularly ploughed.

Visited by OS (MFJ) 10 March 1977.

A scatter of sandstone slabs 55m W of NO35SW 19 may mark the position of a souterrain.

A Jervise 1865; F T Wainwright 1963; RCAHMS 1983.

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