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Loch Of Kinnordy

Crannog (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Loch Of Kinnordy

Classification Crannog (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 32345

Site Number NO35SE 7

NGR NO 3667 5441

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Angus
  • Parish Kirriemuir
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District Angus
  • Former County Angus

Archaeology Notes

NO35SE 7 3667 5441

(NO 3666 5442) Crannog (NR)

OS 25" map, (1966).

See also NO35SE 12.

A probable crannog was discovered c. 100yds from the shore of the Loch of Kinnordy when it was drained in the 18th century. It was based on a stone foundation and secured by oak piles. Reid (1909) gives its dimenstions as 70 paces in diameter and 10' high. (See also NO35SE 12.)

A J Warden 1880-85; A Reid 1909.

At NO 3666 5442 is a large flat-topped mound, which the farmer at Balbrydie states is the only noticeable mound existing in the now-drained loch. The OS 6" 1st edition map shows a sub-circular pecked area at this spot, linked by a causeway, and the dimensions of c. 80.0m in diameter, together with an estimated height of 2.5m-3.0m, tends to agree with the site described above. The mound could not be closely examined as recent flooding has partially restored the loch around it.

Visited by OS (JLD), 12 September 1958.

A low mound up to 80m in diameter and 2.5m in height, which is situated at the ENE end of the Loch of Kinnordy, is probably a crannog.

A J Warden 1880-85; A Reid 1909; RCAHMS 1983.


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