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Gallows Law

Cist (Period Unassigned), Motte (Medieval)(Possible)

Site Name Gallows Law

Classification Cist (Period Unassigned), Motte (Medieval)(Possible)

Alternative Name(s) Gardyne

Canmore ID 34657

Site Number NO54NE 6

NGR NO 5729 4921

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NO54NE 6 5729 4921

(NO 5729 4921) Gallows Law (NR)

Cist found 1900 (NAT)

OS 6" map, (1971)

Gallows Law is the remains of a gravel knoll, in which a cist was found, set on the west end of a ridge and isolated by a trench.

The knoll was 8.2m by 5.4m by 2.1m high in 1899, but as a result of gravel-digging only a 2.0m wide sector remains on the east. The trench is c.0.3m deep and 4.0 wide.

The cist was found in 1900 and contained a skeleton (information from A Lyell, Gardyne Castle) but otherwise nothing is known of it.

Visited by OS (JLD) 13 June 1958.

D Christison 1900.

As described.

Resurveyed at 1/2500

Visited by OS (RD) 13 May 1966.


Field Visit (3 May 1957)

This site was included within the RCAHMS Marginal Land Survey (1950-1962), an unpublished rescue project. Site descriptions, organised by county, are available to view online - see the searchable PDF in 'Digital Items'. These vary from short notes, to lengthy and full descriptions. Contemporary plane-table surveys and inked drawings, where available, can be viewed online in most cases - see 'Digital Images'. The original typecripts, notebooks and drawings can also be viewed in the RCAHMS search room.

Information from RCAHMS (GFG) 19 July 2013.


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