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Castle Rock Of Muchalls

Encampment (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Site Name Castle Rock Of Muchalls

Classification Encampment (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Canmore ID 37107

Site Number NO89SE 11

NGR NO 8990 9066

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NO89SE 11 8990 9066.

(NO 8990 9066) Castle Rock of Muchalls (NAT)

OS 6" map, (1928)

'Said to have been, in ancient times, used as a camp, and it seems to have been protected on the land side by a deep ditch, now partially filled in. There is no trace of castle or other edifice now existing'.

Name Book 1865.

No trace of an earthwork can be seen on a once-cultivated natural promontory, overlooked on the landward side by higher ground.

Visited by OS (R D) 23 July 1965.

There are no visible remains of the 'camp' which is said to have occupied this coastal promontory.

Name Book 1865; RCAHMS 1984.

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