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Ferrar,hut circle and field systems 300m SSE of to 550m east of

A Scheduled Monument in Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside, Aberdeenshire

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Latitude: 57.0771 / 57°4'37"N

Longitude: -2.845 / 2°50'42"W

OS Eastings: 348869

OS Northings: 798770

OS Grid: NO488987

Mapcode National: GBR WN.85T2

Mapcode Global: WH7NH.8CGZ

Entry Name: Ferrar,hut circle and field systems 300m SSE of to 550m E of

Scheduled Date: 6 February 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6316

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: enclosure (domestic or defensive); Prehistoric ritual and funera

Location: Aboyne and Glen Tanar

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire


The monument comprises the remains of a field system and settlement of the prehistoric period. The field system consists of clearance cairns and field banks. The settlement is represented by a hut circle to the S of the main road, measuring 14m in diameter with walls 2.5m across and 0.5m high.

The area to be scheduled is in two parts. The larger area lies to the N of the main road, and measures a maximum of 450m E to W by 300m N to S, as marked in red on the accompanying map. The smaller area, lying to the south of the main road, measures a maximum of 200m WNW-ESE, by 30m transversely, as marked in red on the attached map.

Both areas to be scheduled include the visible remains and areas between and around them in which traces of activity associated with their use survive. Where the areas are bounded by modern fences, these structures are specifically excluded from the scheduling.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a prehistoric settlement and field system, which has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of this period in Deeside. It is of particular importance because it is a rare survival in an area where most remains of this period have been destroyed by modern settlement, agriculture and forestry.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 49 NE 6.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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