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Melgund Cottage

Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Melgund Cottage

Classification Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 34829

Site Number NO55NW 46

NGR NO 5313 5640

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NO55NW 46 5313 5640.

About 100m NW of Melgund Cottage there is a cairn measuring 30m in diameter and 2m in height.

J R Sherriff 1980; RCAHMS 1983.


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This site was included within the RCAHMS Marginal Land Survey (1950-1962), an unpublished rescue project.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.

Geophysical Survey (22 August 2019 - 23 August 2019)

NO 5313 5640 Approximately 8.7ha of magnetic gradiometry data was collected on 22-23 August 2019. The survey targeted the unscheduled areas surrounding a large cairn (Canmore ID: 34829) and ring ditch, which are overlooked by the enclosure at Balbinny which produced AD 400–600 dates. The survey revealed a number of probable barrows to the W and S of the large cairn. The presence of high-voltage power lines to the north of the cairn obscured the detection of unrecorded archaeological features there.

Archive: University of Aberdeen

Funder: University of Aberdeen

James O’Driscoll & Gordon Noble - University of Aberdeen

(Source: DES Vol 20)


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