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East Harlaw

Human Remains (Period Unassigned)

Site Name East Harlaw

Classification Human Remains (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Battle Of Harlaw

Canmore ID 18760

Site Number NJ72NE 40

NGR NJ 7520 2504

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Aberdeenshire
  • Parish Chapel Of Garioch
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District Gordon
  • Former County Aberdeenshire

Archaeology Notes

NJ72NE 40 7520 2504

(NJ 7520 2504) Human Remains found AD 1837 (NAT).

OS 6" map, Aberdeenshire, 1st ed., (1869)

In 1837 the tenant of Harlaw dug up the bones of about 12 human bodies when trenching a piece of barren ground.

Name Book 1867.

No further information.

Visited by OS (RL) 13 February 1969.

Possibly from the Battle of Harlaw.

NMRS, MS/712/70.

The site of a number of alleged burials, which were found in 1837, lies in featureless cultivated ground on a gentle E-facing slope 590m WSW of East Harlaw farmsteading (NJ72NE 173).

Visited by RCAHMS (JRS), 15 April 1999.


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