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Hilton Of Fern, 'motte'

Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Hilton Of Fern, 'motte'

Classification Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Law Of Windsor

Canmore ID 35112

Site Number NO56SW 10

NGR NO 5125 6043

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NO56SW 10 5125 6043

The Law of Windsard (NSA 1845), or Windsor (ONB 1862), is a tree-clad, conical, flat-topped mound of earth and stone with no trace of a ditch. It is 5m high and 6m across the top and is situated on the summit of an E-W ridge.

New Statistical Account (NSA) 1845; Name Book 1862.

Visited by OS 9 July 1958.

This cairn, previously identified as a motte, is 20m in diameter and 5m high.

Pottery from it is in the Royal Museum of Scotland.

NSA 1845; Name Book 1862; RCAHMS 1983.


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