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Carmont Hill

Cairn (Period Unassigned), Marker Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Carmont Hill

Classification Cairn (Period Unassigned), Marker Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 37024

Site Number NO88SW 16

NGR NO 8067 8354

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NO88SW 16 8067 8354.

(NO 8067 8354) Cairn (NR)

OS 1:10,000 map, (1974)

There are the remains of a large cairn on the summit of Carmont Hill. It was opened about 12 years ago (c. 1852) and a short cist 'level with the surface of the ground', containing a small urn and black unctuous earth was found. The cist was covered up and left in the same state as it was found.

Name Book 1864.

The cairn survives as a stony platform, about 16.5m in diameter and 0.8m high, surmounted in the centre by a modern marker cairn which probably covers the reburied cist.

Revised at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (R L) 4 December 1969.

No change to the previous field report.

RCAHMS 1982.

Activities

Field Visit (December 2000)

The remains of a cairn are situated on the summit of Carmont Hill. The cairn survives as a stony platform measuring 16.5m in diameter and is 0.7m high. A modern conical marker cairn in the centre of the cairn probably covers a cist which had been exposed in 1852.

Magnar Dalland and Stuart Halliday (Headland Archaeology) December 2000; NMRS MS 1039/65, no.8

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