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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 857861

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


NJ62SE 19 6976 2052

Location formerly entered as NJ c. 697 204.

Round cairn, c. 15m in diameter and 0.9m high.

M Davidson and I Ralston 1984.

(Location cited as NJ c. 697 204 and name as Millstone Hill East). This cairn is situated in an afforested area on a hillside at an altitude of 212m OD. It measures between 14.3m and 15.2m in diameter and stands to a height of 0.9m.

Information from M Davidson, Averans, Whiteford, Picaple.

NMRS, MS/712/60.

(Location amended to NJ 6976 2052 and classification to Cairn: Ring). This probable ring-cairn is situated in mature coniferous woodland 730m NE of Mains of Afforsk farmsteading (NJ62SE 20), lying immediately SE of the junction of two forest tracks. The flat-topped cairn is grass- and heather-grown, measuring 14.4m in overall diameter and up to 1m in height. The inner court is marked by a circular hollow, measuring 4m in diameter, which is offset slightly to the E of the centre of the mound. Traces of forestry ploughing can be seen traversing the cairn, and several tree stumps are also visible.

Visited by RCAHMS (SPH), 7 November 2001.

Scheduled as 'Newton of Braco, ring-cairn 740m W of... in a small clearing in Bennachie Forest, a mature conifer plantation on the E flank of Millstone Hill, at 210m above sea level.'

Information from Historic Scotland, scheduling document dated 9 November 2007.

This cairn is situated just W of the boundary between the parishes of Oyne (to the W) and Chapel of Garioch (to the E).

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 4 December 2007.


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