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Aberdeen, Mount Street,'the Mount'

Motte (Medieval)

Site Name Aberdeen, Mount Street,'the Mount'

Classification Motte (Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Gilcomston; Motehill

Canmore ID 20076

Site Number NJ90NW 170

NGR NJ 933 066

NGR Description NJ c. 933 066

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Aberdeen, City Of
  • Parish Aberdeen
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District City Of Aberdeen
  • Former County Aberdeenshire

Archaeology Notes

NJ90NW 170 c. 933 066.

Plans of Aberdeen by Taylor (1773) and Milne (1789) indicate that a motte stood NW of the standing stones noted on NJ90NW 43, near Mount Street, the name of which may have derived from the remains of the motte or 'mount'.

F Wyness 1966.

Nothing is visible of this alleged motte and the surrounding area is built-up.

Visited by RCAHMS (JRS, ATW), 26 February 1997.


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