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The Mound

Motte (Medieval)

Site Name The Mound

Classification Motte (Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Grange Of Barry

Canmore ID 34573

Site Number NO53SW 10

NGR NO 5332 3470

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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

Archaeology Notes

NO53SW 10 5332 3470.

(NO 5332 3470) The Mound (NAT) Motte (NR)

OS 1:10000 map (1974)

A small conical-shaped hill, 35' in height. Mr Kidd (Grange of Barry) does not think The Mound is artificial, but rather a small natural hill, flattened on top and dressed at the sides for ornamental purposes by previous proprietors. It thus has the appearance of being artificial on the W and S sides, but appears natural on the E and part of the N.

Name Book 1858

Moot Hill, Knox's Map 1831 - a large artificial mound, doubtless a motte. OS 6" record sheet annotated by O G S Crawford, undated.

The Mound has every appearance of a motte and seems entirely artificial. Its flat top measures 13.0m x 14.0m, and is occupied by a water cistern. Its height varies from 8.0m on the N to 12.0m on the S. No stonework is visible around the summit, and there is no trace of a bailey.

Visited by OS (JLD) 30 May 1958.

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