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Easterton Wood

Fort (Period Unassigned)(Possible), Rectilinear Enclosure (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Easterton Wood

Classification Fort (Period Unassigned)(Possible), Rectilinear Enclosure (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Thomshill

Canmore ID 148088

Site Number NJ25NW 38

NGR NJ 2059 5668

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Moray
  • Parish Birnie
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District Moray
  • Former County Morayshire

Archaeology Notes

NJ25NW 38 2059 5668

The cropmarks of part of a possible fort have been revealed by oblique aerial photography (RCAHMSAP 1995) towards the NW of a field 700m NW of Easterton farmsteading. It may have double or possibly triple ditches and a diameter of about 80-90m in total.

Information from RCAHMS (KJ) 26 July 1999.

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Note (3 April 2015 - 31 May 2016)

Cropmarks have revealed an arc of ditch barring the approach from the SE to a promontory formed between the escarpment dropping down to the E bank of the River Lossie on the W and a shallow gully on the N. The ditch is about 4m in breadth and cuts off an area measuring of 105m from NE to SW immediately to its rear by 95m transversely (0.63ha), and the entrance is possibly along the W margin of the promontory. The only feature visible within the interior is an inner arc of ditch some 2m in breadth, which cuts across the promontory about 45m from its tip, possibly enclosing an area of about 0.16ha.

Information from An Atlas of Hillforts of Great Britain and Ireland – 31 May 2016. Atlas of Hillforts SC2934

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