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Aberdeenshire Canal, milestone 12, 190m west of Kinaldie Station

A Scheduled Monument in Dyce/Bucksburn/Danestone, Aberdeen City

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.2288 / 57°13'43"N

Longitude: -2.2858 / 2°17'8"W

OS Eastings: 382841

OS Northings: 815376

OS Grid: NJ828153

Mapcode National: GBR XD.RCBB

Mapcode Global: WH8P3.VKPP

Entry Name: Aberdeenshire Canal, milestone 12, 190m W of Kinaldie Station

Scheduled Date: 28 February 2000

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM8455

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Industrial: inland water

Location: Kinellar

County: Aberdeen City

Electoral Ward: Dyce/Bucksburn/Danestone

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

Description

The monument comprises milestone 12 of the Aberdeenshire Canal Navigation, or Aberdeen-Inverurie Canal. It consists of a granite column, probably some 0.5m high and 0.3m in diameter, with a rounded top on which the number '12' is inscribed in a round sloping panel.

This canal ran from Port Elphinstone to Aberdeen harbour, following a course 18.25 miles (29km) in length above the right-hand bank of the River Don. An Act of Parliament sanctioned its construction in 1796 and the canal opened in 1805. It operated until 1854, when it was replaced by the Aberdeen to Inverness line of the Great North of Scotland Railway, which was built along roughly the same alignment, obliterating much of its course.

Milestone 12 was originally by the canal towpath but was incorporated within the base courses of a field wall near Kinaldie Station.

 

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is not of national importance as it is a very simple example of a milestone which was a typical feature on roads and canals and are still fairly commonly found today. The milestone will not support any related buried archaeology as it has been moved from its original location. The milestone has lost its contextual meaning as it no longer stands by the canal it once marked. The removal of the milestone from its original, intended location also detracts from the potential value it can add to our understanding of the Aberdeenshire canal system.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Sources

Bibliography

Historic Environment Scotland http://www.canmore.org.uk reference number CANMORE ID 161056 (accessed on 05/11/2018).

Aberdeenshire Council HER https://online.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/smrpub/ reference number NJ81NW0116 (accessed on 05/11/2018).

Graham, A. (1967-8) Two Canals in Aberdeenshire , Proceedings of Society of Antiquities of Scotland, Vol. 100, 170-78.

Canmore

https://canmore.org.uk/site/161056/


HER/SMR Reference

https://online.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/smrpub/master/detail.aspx?refno=NJ81NW0116

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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