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Crofts Of Achmore

Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Crofts Of Achmore

Classification Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Auchindown's Cairn; Badeach

Canmore ID 16324

Site Number NJ23SE 1

NGR NJ 2508 3060

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Moray
  • Parish Mortlach
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District Moray
  • Former County Banffshire

Archaeology Notes

NJ23SE 1 2508 3060.

(NJ 2508 3060) Auchindown's Cairn (NR)

OS 6" map, Banffshire, 2nd ed., (1905)

A small knoll, partly destroyed in the flood of 1829, called Lord Auchindown's cairn, marks the spot where Sir Patrick Gordon of Auchidown is said to have died after the battle of Glenlivet (NJ22NW 3) in 1594.

NSA 1845.

Auchindown's Cairn is now completely covered by stone clearance so that its original size and shape cannot be ascertained. It now measures 5.0m in diameter and 1.2m high and its position was pointed out by the farmer's wife at Achmore. The name and tradition are still known locally.

Revised at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (N K B) 25 August 1966.


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