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Bogton, cairn, field system and trackway 250m north east of

A Scheduled Monument in Stonehaven and Lower Deeside, Aberdeenshire

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Latitude: 57.0875 / 57°5'15"N

Longitude: -2.311 / 2°18'39"W

OS Eastings: 381249

OS Northings: 799654

OS Grid: NO812996

Mapcode National: GBR XC.SKKD

Mapcode Global: WH8PW.G3RZ

Entry Name: Bogton, cairn, field system and trackway 250m NE of

Scheduled Date: 7 December 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7877

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Drumoak

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Stonehaven and Lower Deeside

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire


The monument comprises the remains of a prehistoric burial cairn 8.5m in diameter and 1m high, and some 90 other cairns between 2m and 6m in diameter, some of which may be burial cairns, but most of which are field clearance cairns. There are also stony banks (field boundaries) and a trackway flanked by narrow ditches.

The area to be scheduled is in two parts. The larger measures a maximum of 300m E-W and a maximum of 180m N-S, the other, to the SE, measures a maximum of 135m E-W by a maximum of 80m N-S, both areas to include the visible elements of the monument and areas around them in which other features are likely to survive, as marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a well preserved example of a prehistoric field system, with at least one burial cairn. It has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of prehistoric agriculture and burial practices. It is of particular importance because it is a rare survival in an area of intensive modern agriculture.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 89 NW 6.


Cruickshank, J. (ed.) (1941) Logan's collections, xxxviii, Aberdeen.

RCAHMS (1984) The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments and Constructions of Scotland. The archaeological sites and monuments of North Kincardine, Kincardine and Deeside District, Grampian Region, The archaeological sites and monuments of Scotland series no 21, 20, No. 109, Edinburgh.

Simpson, W. D. (1944) The Province of Mar, being the Rhind Lectures, Aberdeen University Studies, 121, 37, Aberdeen.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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