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Site Name Drumduan

Classification Logboat

Alternative Name(s) Drumduan Moss; Auchlossan Loch

Canmore ID 17505

Site Number NJ50SE 9

NGR NJ 56 01

NGR Description NJ c. 56 01

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Aberdeenshire
  • Parish Aboyne And Glentanar
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District Kincardine And Deeside
  • Former County Aberdeenshire

Archaeology Notes

NJ50SE 9 c. 56 01.

About 1839 a conoe formed out of a single block of oak was dug out of the peat-moss at Drumduan (NJ 5646 0116) on the S side of Auchlossan Loch. It was broken shortly afterwards.

New Statistical Account (NSA) 1845.

No further information.

Visited by OS (NKB) 12 December 1968.

In 1836 a logboat was found (probably during drainage operations) in 'the peat-moss at Drumduan, on the south side of Auchlossan Moss'. The area is one of afforested moorland and reclaimed peat-moss at an altitude of about 130m OD.

When found, the logboat was 'quite entire' and 'neatly formed out of a single block of oak', but it proved to be 'in an unsound state' and soon disintegrated as a result of drying and rough handling.

NSA 1845; R J C Mowat 1996.


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