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Drumstone,ring ditch 270m south west of

A Scheduled Monument in Westhill and District, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.1767 / 57°10'36"N

Longitude: -2.3313 / 2°19'52"W

OS Eastings: 380066

OS Northings: 809594

OS Grid: NJ800095

Mapcode National: GBR XC.LLX1

Mapcode Global: WH8P9.5W33

Entry Name: Drumstone,ring ditch 270m SW of

Scheduled Date: 10 October 1994

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6079

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: house; Prehistoric ritual and funerary: barrow

Location: Skene

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Westhill and District

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

Description

Earlier-mid 19th century. Single storey, rectangular-plan, barrel vaulted boathouse. Sandstone rubble; alternate upturned and flat coping stones form serrated edges to segmentally-arched gable ends at N and S. Low plinth to E and W. Entrance door to N; replacement metal door. Breeze blocked S gable end. Stone roof.

INTERIOR: rubble floor.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a prehistoric ring ditch, the remains of either a domestic or funerary structure. Even though the area is under the plough experience shows that important archaeological deposits and structures are likely to survive below plough level. Whether the structure is of domestic or of funerary origin it has the potential to increase our knowledge of prehistoric activity in Northern Scotland. The monument is of particular importance because it may be associated and contemporary with other prehistoric remains which survive in the vicinity.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Sources

Bibliography

1st Edition OS 1:2500 Map, CXLII.4, 1860; G Pride, THE KINGDOM OF FIFE, AN ILLUSTRATED ARCHITECTURAL GUIDE, 1990, p28; P Monaghan, THE STORY OF THE CULROSS WEST KIRK, 1999, p33.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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