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Mains Of Afforsk

House (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Mains Of Afforsk

Classification House (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Aquhorsk; Auquhorsk; Authorsk; Auchorsk

Canmore ID 76653

Site Number NJ62SE 20

NGR NJ 692 200

NGR Description NJ c. 692 200

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Aberdeenshire
  • Parish Chapel Of Garioch
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District Gordon
  • Former County Aberdeenshire

Archaeology Notes

NJ62SE 20 c. 692 200

Site of possible manor: [unspecified] documentary record only.

NMRS, MS/712/60.

The possible existence of a medieval house at Mains of Afforsk has been proposed by Bogdan and Bryce in their (1991) check-list of castles, fortalices and manor-houses. The proposal was based on an unspecified place-name reference, and the 6-figure grid reference is centred on the general area of the modern farmsteading. There is no visible evidence at the steading of any buildings earlier than 19th century in date.

Visited by RCAHMS (JRS), 6 June 1996.

N Bogdan and N B D Bryce 1991.

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