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Dun Muir

Boundary Marker (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Dun Muir

Classification Boundary Marker (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) The Ladder; Ladder Hills

Canmore ID 136926

Site Number NJ21NE 19

NGR NJ 2791 1885

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 stone boundary marker has been erected on the summit of Dun Muir. It takes the form of a cylindrical granite pillar, 0.6m high, the top of which has been shaped into two sloping facets. One of these bears the word 'march', while the other is marked 'stone'.

This particular boundary marker appears to have been set to mark the boundary between the counties of Aberdeenshire and Banffshire. It may be relatively recent in date, as it is not shown on maps of either county dating to the late-nineteenth century.

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

Archaeology Notes

NJ21NE 19 2791 1885

Stone [NAT]

OS 1:10,000 map, 1971.

This boundary marker is situated on the summit of Dun Muir and is a cylindrical granite pillar measuring about 0.25m in diameter and 0.6m in height. The top of the stone has been shaped to form a narrow flat ridge flanked by two sloping facets, that on the S bearing the barely legible inscription 'MARCH' and that on the N, 'STONE'.

Visited by RCAHMS (SPH), 10 June 1997.


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