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Airlie

Souterrain (Prehistoric)(Possible)

Site Name Airlie

Classification Souterrain (Prehistoric)(Possible)

Canmore ID 32376

Site Number NO35SW 35

NGR NO 3044 5040

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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

Archaeology Notes

NO35SW 35 3044 5040.

(NO 3044 5040) A souterrain, identical to NO35SW 19, is noted by White (NSA 1845) in 1843 as being built into a dry knoll about one mile south of it, on the opposite side of a deep hollow but still within view. By 1861 the site could not be indicated.

After searching the area, Wainwright (1963) concluded that NO 3044 5040 was the most likely site since a shallow curved depression is visible, though nothing remains above ground. This fits White's topographical description of the site and suggests that this souterrain was at least as long as NO35SW 19 (ie 80ft).

NSA 1845; Name Book 1861; F T Wainwright 1963; Information from F T Wainwright.

Regular deep ploughing of this area has failed to expose the souterrain so Wainwright's siting (1963) cannot be substantiated.

Visited by OS (MJF) 10 March 1977.

A slight hollow marks the site of a possible souterrain.

NSA 1845; F T Wainwright 1963; RCAHMS 1983.

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