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Garlogie Wood,hut circles & field system NNW of Garlogie School

A Scheduled Monument in Westhill and District, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.1419 / 57°8'30"N

Longitude: -2.3468 / 2°20'48"W

OS Eastings: 379108

OS Northings: 805724

OS Grid: NJ791057

Mapcode National: GBR XB.DWVY

Mapcode Global: WH8PG.XRM8

Entry Name: Garlogie Wood,hut circles & field system NNW of Garlogie School

Scheduled Date: 16 January 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6293

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: field or field system; Prehistoric ritual and funerary: cairn (t

Location: Skene

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Westhill and District

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

Description

The monument is a complex settlement and field system of the prehistoric period (possibly including two burial cairns), and an area of more recent rig and furrow cultivation.

Eleven hut circles (between 4m and 10m in internal diameter) make up the settlement. They are associated with numerous field banks, typically 3m across and 0.5m high, some forming complete enclosures. In the area are many clearance cairns, two of which are sufficiently substantial to be interpreted as burial features. In parts of the area more recent rig and furrow cultivation remains are visible.

The area to be scheduled measures a maximum of 285m E-W by a maximum of 435m N-S, as marked on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a prehistoric settlement and associated field system which has the potential to improve our knowledge of prehistoric domestic, funerary and cultivation practice and their relationship to one another. The monument is of particular importance because it is so unusual for an extensive and well-preserved part of the prehistoric landscape to survive in a lowland area.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NJ 70 NE 7.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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