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Auchmachar Clump

Mound (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Auchmachar Clump

Classification Mound (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 20539

Site Number NJ94NE 10

NGR NJ 9503 4992

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Aberdeenshire
  • Parish Old Deer
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District Banff And Buchan
  • Former County Aberdeenshire

Archaeology Notes

NJ94NE 10 9503 4992.

Higher up (from Rotten Cairn, NJ94NW 30) in a small plantation W of S Auchmachar is a mass of burned stones, 3 to 6ft deep, extending over a space of 40 by 60ft, apparently a cairn. Charred oak wood was exposed in pits dug in the mass, but no bones have been found, because the cairn has never been excavated to the bottom.

J Milne 1898

A scattered mass of stones, lies at the end of a prominent ridge at NJ 9503 4992. It is too amorphous to be classified, and may be related to nearby depopulation, although the position is good for a cairn. No burnt material was apparent. (However, see NJ95SE 31).

Visited by OS (NKB) 17 April 1968.

Listed as settlement/cairns. Air photographs: AAS/97/13/G28/27-30, AAS/97/13/G29/1-3 and AAS/97/13/CT.

NMRS, MS/712/29.

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