Smallburn

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Alternative Names Battle Of Tillyangus; Battle Of Tillieangus; Cushnie; Gordonstown
Site Type CAIRN(S), HUMAN REMAINS
Canmore ID 17718
Site Number NJ52SW 4
NGR NJ 518 247
Council ABERDEENSHIRE
Parish CLATT
Former Region GRAMPIAN
Former District GORDON
Former County ABERDEENSHIRE
Datum OSGB36 - NGR
NGR Desc Centred NJ 518 247

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Archaeological Notes

NJ52SW 4 centred 518 247.

(Centred: NJ 518 247 - Group of 21) Tumuli (NR).
(NJ 5186 2493) Human Remains found here.
OS 6" map, Aberdeenshire, 1st ed., (1866-70)

Traditionally the burial cairns of the slain at the Battle of Tillyangus (Tillieangus: NJ52SW 6) in 1571. A large quantity of human bones were found about 1800 at the position indicated.
Name Book 1866.

No trace of cairns or evidence of field system.
Visited by OS (RL) 13 September 1967.

(Name changed to Smallburn). Nothing is visible of the cairns depicted on the 2nd edition of the OS 6-inch map (Aberdeenshire, 1902, sheet xliii.SW) in an area of broken ground about 700m W of Gordonstown farmsteading (NJ52SW 75). The site where the human remains were found lies at the edge of a N-facing terrace. Although the terrace has been improved for pasture, piles of field clearance and natural irregularities still disfigure the surface of the ground.
Visited by RCAHMS (ATW; PC), 9 September 1998.

24 July 1943
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Books and References

Ordnance Survey (Name Book) Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey (6 inch and 1/2500 scale)
Page(s): Book No. 14, 39 Held at RCAHMS Ref

RCAHMS (1942-3) Emergency Survey. 2v. Typescripts
Page(s): v1 Held at RCAHMS A.1.1.SUR

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