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Black Hillock

Shieling Hut(S) (Post Medieval)(Possible)

Site Name Black Hillock

Classification Shieling Hut(S) (Post Medieval)(Possible)

Alternative Name(s) Glen Gairn

Canmore ID 78083

Site Number NJ20SW 5

NGR NJ 249 016

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Aberdeenshire
  • Parish Crathie And Braemar
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District Kincardine And Deeside
  • Former County Aberdeenshire

Accessing Scotland's Past Project

The remains of at least seven structures are situated on a moderate south-east facing slope on the Black Hillock in Glen Gairn. They have been abandoned for some time, as the 1st edition of the Ordnance Survey 6-inch map of Aberdeenshire (1869) shows the structures as unroofed.

Text prepared by RCAHMS as part of the Accessing Scotland's Past project

Archaeology Notes

NJ20SW 3 249 016

(Location cited as NJ 249 016). Black Hillock, Glen Gairn. The remains of at least seven longhouses have been recorded in an area of grouse moor on a moderate SE-facing slope at an altitude of 442m OD.

NMRS, MS/712/3.

What may be seven unroofed shieling-huts are depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Aberdeenshire 1869, sheet lxxix) and on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1971).

Information from RCAHMS (SAH) 15 April 1999


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