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Hill of Logie, settlement and field system

A Scheduled Monument in Ellon and District, Aberdeenshire

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Latitude: 57.3581 / 57°21'29"N

Longitude: -2.0387 / 2°2'19"W

OS Eastings: 397772

OS Northings: 829731

OS Grid: NJ977297

Mapcode National: GBR P9B8.LQ2

Mapcode Global: WH9PS.NBD2

Entry Name: Hill of Logie, settlement and field system

Scheduled Date: 18 September 1991

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5091

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: settlement

Location: Logie Buchan

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Ellon and District

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire


The monument is an unenclosed settlement and associated remains of a field system of the Bronze Age or Iron Age, some 2000 to 3000 years old. The settlement comprises the remains of four stone walled circular house stances between 8m and 14m in diameter, one of which has an unusual annexe on its NE side. Three of the circles are grouped near the N end of the field system, the fourth lies at the S end.

The field system comprises the well preserved remains of a number of clearance cairns and, at the E end of the system, a low bank standing some 0.5m high. Some later settlement is indicated by recent rigs and a possible rectangular structure at the N end of the complex. An area measuring a maximum of 320m N-S by 130m transversely is proposed for scheduling, to include the settlement and the field system, as marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a very well preserved settlement and field system which has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of prehistoric settlement and agricultural practices. It is of particular importance because it is one of very few settlements surviving undamaged in the District; all but one or two others have been very severely damaged by ploughing.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NJ 92 NE 7.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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