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Newtongarry Hill

Long Barrow (Neolithic)

Site Name Newtongarry Hill

Classification Long Barrow (Neolithic)

Alternative Name(s) Gerrieswells

Canmore ID 17862

Site Number NJ54SE 16

NGR NJ 5758 4027

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NJ54SE 16 5758 4027

(Location cited as NJ 575 401). On a level hilltop a turf covered trapezoidal mound aligned NE-SW to maximise the potential of a small natural scarp on the S side. It is 51.5m long, 22m wide at the NE end and 14.5m wide at the SW. It rises fairly regularly to a height of c 1.8m at the NE and commands extensive views over the surrounding land.

K Ray, R Feilden and I Shepherd 1987.

Scheduled (with NJ54SE 4) as Gerrieswells, long barrow and round cairn.

Information from Historic Scotland, scheduling document dated December 1990.

Newtongarry, long barrow. Air photographs: AAS/00/05/G17/3-5 and AAS/00/05/CT.

NMRS, MS/712/100.

(Location cited as NJ 5758 4057). This long barrow (designated as a Site of Regional Significance) is situated on the summit of a hill at am altitude of 195m OD [spot height 206m OD on OS 1:10,000 map of 1988]. An old track runs across the tail of the mound about 8m from the end.

(GRC/AAS photography listed).

NMRS, MS/712/101.

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