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Craigentath,field systems and houses 250m south east of

A Scheduled Monument in North Kincardine, Aberdeenshire

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Latitude: 57.0674 / 57°4'2"N

Longitude: -2.2046 / 2°12'16"W

OS Eastings: 387690

OS Northings: 797388

OS Grid: NO876973

Mapcode National: GBR XL.3S1W

Mapcode Global: WH9R2.3MGF

Entry Name: Craigentath,field systems and houses 250m SE of

Scheduled Date: 24 March 1988

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4500

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: settlement; Prehistoric ritual and funerary: enclosed cremation

Location: Maryculter

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: North Kincardine

Traditional County: Kincardineshire


The monument comprises field systems including parts of 6 linear banks and some 75 clearance cairns from 2 to 5m across and up to 0.6m high which appear to define small fields. A small spectacles-shaped turf and stone structure in the southern part of the area may be the remains of a domestic structure.

In the middle northern part of the area is a small enclosure measuring about 10m across over a stoney bank surrounding a hillside scoop. The area to be scheduled incorporates the structures described above with ground in which traces of activities associated with the structures will survive and measures 210m ENE/WSW by up to 150m transversely.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a fine example of a field system of the prehistoric period including clearance cairns and linear banks in stratigraphic relationship to each other and incorporating small domestic structures of unusual types, which has the potential to enlarge understanding of prehistoric farming practices.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the site as NO89NE 23.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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