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Cairn (Period Unassigned)(Possible), Commemorative Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Pressendye

Classification Cairn (Period Unassigned)(Possible), Commemorative Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 214715

Site Number NJ40NE 47

NGR NJ 4902 0896

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Aberdeenshire
  • Parish Tarland
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District Kincardine And Deeside
  • Former County Aberdeenshire

Archaeology Notes

NJ40NE 47 4902 0896

Cairn [NAT]

OS 1:10,000 map, 1971.

What is probably a robbed burial cairn, measuring about 13m in diameter over a low, grass-grown rim of boulders and stones, is situated 10m SW of the Ordnance Survey triangulation pillar on the summit of Pressendye. It is surmounted by a modern rubble cairn, which measures 8.4m in diameter and 3.5m in height.

Visited by RCAHMS (JRS), 28 August 1998.


Field Visit (5 April 2007 - 14 April 2009)

A cultural heritage assessment was carried out for a proposed Cushnie wind farm, Aberdeenshire. The assessment included a desk-based study, field survey, and an assessment of the potential impact of the wind farm on the cultural heritage features within the development boundary and sensitive receptors within 15km of the proposed wind farm. The assessment was included as a chapter in the Environmental Impact Assessment for the proposed development.

Drove roads, cairns and tracks were located.

Information from OASIS ID: cfaarcha1-165121 (Samantha Hickman) 2009.

Field Visit (5 April 2007 - 14 May 2009)

Field survey recorded a large cairn c.11m in diameter and c.3.5m on overall height with a bank measuring c.1m wide and c.0.5m high running around the perimeter, recorded above as a grass-grown rim of boulders and stones. It is surmounted by a modern rubble cairn c.8.5m in diameter with a rough, circular, drystone shelter measuring c.6m in diameter and c.2m high built into it using stone from the cairn.

Information from OASIS ID: cfaarcha1-165121 (S Hickman) 2009


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