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Tom Meann

Township (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Tom Meann

Classification Township (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Abergain

Canmore ID 148993

Site Number NO39NE 45

NGR NO 359 974

NGR Description Centred on NO 359 974

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Aberdeenshire
  • Parish Glenmuick, Tullich And Glengairn
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District Kincardine And Deeside
  • Former County Aberdeenshire

Archaeology Notes

NO39NE 45 centred on 359 974

A township comprising seven unroofed buildings and two enclosures is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Aberdeenshire, 1869, sheet xci). One unroofed building and one incomplete enclosure are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1971).

Information from RCAHMS (SAH) 30 March 1999.

(Name cited as Abergain and location as NO 3593 9740). The footings of this small settlement and enclosures are situated in an area of forestry and permanent pasture on a moderate SE-facing slope; they may be associated with Abergairn Castle (NO329NE 1), a short distance to the W. There are three attached enclosures and a fourth lies in a wood over a fence immediately to the S. There are at least four or five longhouses with slightly rounded ends and two square-shaped structures, one of which appears to be open-ended. The remains of a possible kiln are built into the end of the latter structure. There is a tree growing on top of the most easterly building.

NMRS, MS/712/91, visited 22 November 1999.


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