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Tullochallum

Earthwork (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Site Name Tullochallum

Classification Earthwork (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Alternative Name(s) Malcolm's Camp

Canmore ID 16818

Site Number NJ33NW 6

NGR NJ 3366 3924

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NJ33NW 6 3366 3924.

(NJ 3366 3924). Site of Malcolm's camp (NR).

OS 6"map, (1938)

The traditional site of Malcolm's camp before the Battle of Mortlach in 1010.

Name Book 1869.

No trace of a "camp" on this slight eminence. Tradition still known locally although no mention by Shaw (L Shaw 1882). (See NJ33NW 5.) Visited by OS (N K B) 25 January 1967.

Activities

Field Visit (24 July 1943)

There are now no traces of 'Malcolm's Camp' on the site marked on the 6-inch OS map, but on the low shoulder that descends to the S corner of the field there is a slightly raised stony patch, about 30ft in diameter, associated with what seems to be an outcrop of rock. This might be the foundation of a cairn.

Visited by RCAHMS (AG) 24 July 1943

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