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Tom A' Gharraidh, Boundary Stone

Boundary Stone (19th Century)

Site Name Tom A' Gharraidh, Boundary Stone

Classification Boundary Stone (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Cockbridge Farm

Canmore ID 121278

Site Number NJ20NE 61

NGR NJ 25851 08201

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Aberdeenshire
  • Parish Strathdon
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District Gordon
  • Former County Aberdeenshire

Accessing Scotland's Past Project

A granite boundary stone is situated on the summit of Tom a' Gharraidh. Rectangular in section and flat-topped, it bears an incised letter M on the west face and the letter F on the east, representing Mowbray and Forbes, the respective former owners of Delnadamph and Candacraig estates. The stone is first depicted on the second edition of the OS six-inch map.

Text prepared by RCAHMS as part of the Accessing Scotland's Past project

Archaeology Notes

NJ20NE 61 2586 0820

Stone [NAT]

OS 1:10,000 map, 1972.

This boundary stone is situated on the summit of Tom a' Gharraidh at a height of 506m OD. Rectangular in section and flat-topped, it is a granite block measuring 0.25m in breadth from N to S by 0.15m in thickness and 0.55m in height; it bears an incised letter M (Mowbray, a previous owner of Delnadamph Estate) on the W face and the letter F (Forbes, Candacraig Estate) on the E. The stone is first depicted on the 2nd edition of the OS 6-inch map (Aberdeenshire 1902, sheet lxviii).

Visited by RCAHMS (JRS), 22 May 1997.

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