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Balbridie,enclosure 300m south of

A Scheduled Monument in Banchory and Mid Deeside, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.0491 / 57°2'56"N

Longitude: -2.4331 / 2°25'59"W

OS Eastings: 373822

OS Northings: 795421

OS Grid: NO738954

Mapcode National: GBR X6.V1GQ

Mapcode Global: WH8Q0.L2LX

Entry Name: Balbridie,enclosure 300m S of

Scheduled Date: 10 October 1994

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6082

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: enclosure (domestic or defensive); Secular: enclosure

Location: Durris

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Banchory and Mid Deeside

Traditional County: Kincardineshire

Description

The monument comprises an enclosure, probably of the later prehistoric or early historic period. It appears on aerial photographs of an arable field as marks in a cereal crop; experience shows that further remains are likely to survive around and within the visible marks in areas not susceptible to cropmarks.

The enclosure is almost square in plan with the corners rounded and it measures about 45m across. Another rectilinear enclosure defined by a much narrower trace, aligned NE-SW and measuring about 21m long, appears to overlie it.

The area to be scheduled is rectangular and measures 120m from W of N to E of S by 80m, to include the enclosures and an area around them in which further remains associated with their construction and use may survive, as marked in red on the accompanying map. All modern fences within the area are specifically excluded from the scheduling.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as enclosures probably dating from the later prehistoric or early historic period. The monument has the potential to inform us about late prehistoric or early historic settlement in Deeside and may have originally been a substantial and complex structure. It is of particular importance as it may be related to the other unusual remains which have been found and which survive in the vicinity, and together represent settlement in this locality over an extended period of time.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NO 79 NW 23.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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