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Cropmark (Period Unknown), Ring Ditch (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Smithston

Classification Cropmark (Period Unknown), Ring Ditch (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Smithston, Rhynie

Canmore ID 166088

Site Number NJ52NW 202

NGR NJ 5131 2922

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NJ52NW 202 5131 2922

(Name cited as Smithston, Rhynie). Air photography (AAS/00/09/G24/4-5 and AAS/00/09/CT/40-3, flown 13 July 2000) has recorded the cropmark of a possible ring-ditch on a gentle slope at an altitude of 173m OD. A solid dark circular cropmark about 10m to the NE may represent a hut stance.

NMRS, MS/712/94.

Listed as Smithston, ring-ditch and hut-stance (cropmarks). Air photographs: AAS/00/09/G24/4-5 and AAS/00/09/CT.

NMRS, MS/712/100.

NJ 513 292 Cropmarks of ?ring-ditch and solid dark circular feature which may represent a hut stance.

M Greig 2000.

Aerial photography (AAS 2000) has revealed the cropmarks of what may be a round-house and a small ring-ditch on a terrace on a gentle SE-facing slope about 530m WSW of Smithston farmsteading (NJ52NW 67). The round-house has formed a solid circular cropmark measuring about 10m in diameter; the ring-ditch lies some 15m to the W and measures about 6m in diameter.

Information from RCAHMS (JRS), 27 June 2003.


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