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Knockenzie,settlement and field system west of

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

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Latitude: 57.0897 / 57°5'22"N

Longitude: -2.877 / 2°52'37"W

OS Eastings: 346947

OS Northings: 800198

OS Grid: NJ469001

Mapcode National: GBR WM.7BS1

Mapcode Global: WH7NG.S258

Entry Name: Knockenzie,settlement and field system W of

Scheduled Date: 31 May 1989

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4684

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: field or field system

Location: Aboyne and Glen Tanar

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire


The monument comprises the remains of a settlement and field system of the Bronze Age or Iron Age, some 2000 to 3000 years old. There are three circular house stances c. 12m in diameter; one is slightly cut by a modern track. The field system consists of clearance cairns, well defined field banks and hollow ways. Two areas are to be scheduled. The western is triangular, measuring a maximum of 120m WSW-ENE by 85m transversely and the eastern area measures a maximum of 690m E-W by 420m N-S. Modern field boundaries and tracks are specifically excluded from the scheduling.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a well preserved settlement and field system which has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of prehistoric settlement and agriculture. It is of particular importance because of the survival in the area of possibly contemporary sites; comparison could increase considerably our knowledge of the organisation and development of the prehistoric landscape.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NJ 40 SE 6.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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