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Kempstone Hill

Cist (Period Unassigned)(Possible), Human Remains (Period Unassigned), Standing Stone(S) (Prehistoric)

Site Name Kempstone Hill

Classification Cist (Period Unassigned)(Possible), Human Remains (Period Unassigned), Standing Stone(S) (Prehistoric)

Alternative Name(s) Kempston Hill

Canmore ID 36902

Site Number NO88NE 23

NGR NO 8767 8947

NGR Description From NO 8767 8947 to NO 8760 8942

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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  • Council Aberdeenshire
  • Parish Fetteresso
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District Kincardine And Deeside
  • Former County Kincardineshire

Archaeology Notes

NO88NE 23 from 8767 8947 to 8760 8942.

Resurveyed 1:2500

Visited by OS 29 July 1965.

There are two standing stones on Kempstone Hill. One (NO 8767 8947) measures 1.8m in height and thickens from 0.6m by 0.7m at the base to 1.3m by 0.9m near the top; it appears to stand in the centre of a cairn 4.5m in diameter. The other, situated 85m to the SW (NO 8760 8942), measures up to 1.3m by 0.9m and 2.4m in height. In the 19th century human remains are supposed to have been found beside each stone, and later excavations revealed a small pit, covered by a slab 0.3m square, at the base of the S side of the E stone.

R Barclay 1792; Name Book 1865; J C Watt 1914; RCAHMS 1984, visited March 1983


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