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Gordon Castle


Site Name Gordon Castle

Classification Logboat

Alternative Name(s) Bog Of Gight

Canmore ID 16874

Site Number NJ35NE 11

NGR NJ 350 595

NGR Description NJ c. 350 595

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NJ35NE 11 c. 350 595

In Elgin Museum is part of an oak dug-out canoe found about 1886 in the Bog of Gight on the S side of Gordon Castle (NJ35NE 7.00).

Visited by OS (A A) 17 May 1971.

(Location formerly cited as NJ c. 350 595: amended to NJ 35 59). About 1886 a logboat was found in the Bog of Gight, an area of reclaimed marshland to the S of Gordon Castle at an altitude of about 20m OD. Although this discovery has been equated with the logboat that is in Elgin Museum, museum records indicate that the boat there displayed is that from Garmouth (NJ36SW 23). The Gordon Castle example was 'destroyed sometime at the Fochabers Stocks'.

Northern Scot 1916; R J C Mowat 1996.

MS. note by HB Mackintosh in Elgin Museum Scrapbook 2.


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