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Chain (Silver)

Site Name Parkhill

Classification Chain (Silver)

Alternative Name(s) Parkhill Station

Canmore ID 20319

Site Number NJ91SW 1

NGR NJ 90 14

NGR Description NJ c. 90 14

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Aberdeenshire
  • Parish New Machar
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District Gordon
  • Former County Aberdeenshire

Archaeology Notes

NJ91SW 1 c. 90 14.

A silver chain 1ft 5 1/2ins. long, composed of twenty three double circular links with a penannular ring engraved with the 'S' symbol was found in digging 1 mile east of Parkhill railway station, and was presented to the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland as treasure trove in February 1864 (accession no. FC 147) The date of the chain is about AD 700.

J A Smith 1875; J R Allen 1903.

No further information obtained. Parkhill station (NJ81SE 50: now disused) is at NJ 8900 1443.

Visited by OS (EGC) 18 October 1961.

There is no change to the existing record.

Information from RCAHMS (JRS), 11 July 1997.


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