Crofts Of Achmore

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Alternative Names Auchindown's Cairn; Badeach
Site Type CAIRN
Canmore ID 16324
Site Number NJ23SE 1
NGR NJ 2508 3060
Council MORAY
Former Region GRAMPIAN
Former District MORAY
Former County BANFFSHIRE
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Archaeological Notes

NJ23SE 1 2508 3060.

(NJ 2508 3060) Auchindown's Cairn (NR)
OS 6" map, Banffshire, 2nd ed., (1905)

A small knoll, partly destroyed in the flood of 1829, called Lord Auchindown's cairn, marks the spot where Sir Patrick Gordon of Auchidown is said to have died after the battle of Glenlivet (NJ22NW 3) in 1594.
NSA 1845.

Auchindown's Cairn is now completely covered by stone clearance so that its original size and shape cannot be ascertained. It now measures 5.0m in diameter and 1.2m high and its position was pointed out by the farmer's wife at Achmore. The name and tradition are still known locally.
Revised at 1/2500.
Visited by OS (N K B) 25 August 1966.

External Links

Moray Historic Environment Record

Books and References

NSA (1834-1845) The new statistical account of Scotland by the ministers of the respective parishes under the superintendence of a committee of the society for the benefit of the sons and daughters of the clergy, 15v Edinburgh
Page(s): Vol. 13, Banffshire, 130 Held at RCAHMS B.2.2.STA

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