Auchterhouse

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Alternative Names Auchterhouse Hill
Site Type CAIRN (POSSIBLE), FORT
Canmore ID 31874
Site Number NO33NE 3
NGR NO 3543 3975
Council ANGUS
Parish AUCHTERHOUSE
Former Region TAYSIDE
Former District CITY OF DUNDEE
Former County ANGUS
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Archaeological Notes

NO33NE 3 3543 3975.

(NO 3543 3975) Fort (NR)
OS 6" map, (1971)

A fort occupying a plateau slightly below the crest of Auchterhouse Hill.
The plateau is precipitous on the south and west and is defended on the east and SE by a set of five ramparts with medial ditches, the ramparts reaching a maximum height of 1.5m above the base of the ditch. There are possible traces of a single stone wall running round the north and NW.
Internally the fort is covered with trees, the southern half being occupied by a high natural knoll.
At NO 3545 3984 on the edge of the steep north slope is a possible cairn 5.0m in diameter consisting of a continuous circle, of large stones embedded in the ground. The interior is filled with stone to a height of 0.2m.
Surveyed at 1:2500.
Statistical Account (OSA) 1794; Visited by OS (E G C) 14 December 1967.

28 August 1958
 FIELD VISIT

Project Marginal Land Survey

Notes This site was included within the RCAHMS Marginal Land Survey (1950-1962), an unpublished rescue project. Site descriptions, organised by county, are available to view online - see the searchable PDF in 'Digital Items'. These vary from short notes, to lengthy and full descriptions. Contemporary plane-table surveys and inked drawings, where available, can be viewed online in most cases - see 'Digital Images'. The original typecripts, notebooks and drawings can also be viewed in the RCAHMS search room.

Information from RCAHMS (GFG) 19 July 2013.

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External Links

Angus Historic Environment Record


 
Books and References

OSA (1791-9) The statistical account of Scotland, drawn up from the communications of the ministers of the different parishes, in Sinclair, J (Sir) Edinburgh
Page(s): Vol. 14, 525 Held at RCAHMS B.2.2.STA

RCAHMS (1950-9) Marginal Land Survey (unpublished typescripts). 3v. Typescripts
Held at RCAHMS A.1.1.MAR

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