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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 689533

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


NO49NW 17 4433 9952

(NO 4433 9952) Tolbooth (NR)

OS 6"map, Aberdeenshire, 2nd ed., (1902).

See also NO49NW 34.

A small circular island believed to have been used as a prison for the nearby castle (NO49NW 16). There can still be seen wooden stakes driven vertically into it.

Name Book 1866.

A wholly artificial crannog 25 yards by 21 yards and 8 1/2 feet high, formed by oak piles with interlacing horizontal beams and stone infilling It is now overgrown. It pre-dates the nearby castle, but it has probably been enlarged during the time the castle was occupied. It is believed that it was used as the prison of the castle.

J G Michie 1910.

A crannog now measuring 20.0m by 14.0m and 1.2m in height consisting of small boulders. No oak piling nor any other artificial features can be seen.

Visited by OS (N K B) 15 November 1968.


Scottish Castle Survey 1988; N Bogdan and I B D Bryce 1991.

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