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Cottage (Period Unassigned), Croft (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Howburn

Classification Cottage (Period Unassigned), Croft (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) The Birks; Wickerinn Farm

Canmore ID 129927

Site Number NJ70SW 28

NGR NJ 7320 0201

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NJ70SW 28 7320 0201

The remains of the steading of this croft lie in woodland 530m NW of Wickerinn Farm steading (NJ70SW 29) and appear to comprise a cottage and an outbuilding. The WSW half of the cottage has been destroyed by the construction of a track, but the outbuilding, which lies 6.5m to the NE, measures about 8.6m from NNW to SSE by 4.5m transversely over walls 0.5m in thickness and up to 1m in height. The interior, which was choked with bracken on the date of visit, contains two compartments, each with an entrance on the WSW. The steading is depicted roofed on both the 1st and 2nd editions of the OS 6-inch map (Aberdeenshire, 1869, sheet lxxxiv; 1901, sheet lxxxiv.NE).

Visited by RCAHMS (JRS), 3 October 2002.


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