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Mill of Kincraggie, ring ditch 450m north east of

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.1236 / 57°7'24"N

Longitude: -2.8206 / 2°49'14"W

OS Eastings: 350413

OS Northings: 803924

OS Grid: NJ504039

Mapcode National: GBR WP.5C4M

Mapcode Global: WH7N9.N62V

Entry Name: Mill of Kincraggie, ring ditch 450m NE of

Scheduled Date: 8 November 1999

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM8587

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: enclosure (ritual or funerary)

Location: Tarland

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

Description

The monument consists of a ring ditch, which has been located through aerial photography.

The ring ditch is approximately 10m in diameter and appears to have a fairly wide ditch. No entrance is visible on the air photographs. The ring ditch may represent the surviving remains of a small henge or burial mound of Neolithic or Bronze Age date (c5550 to 3000 years old). There are a number of possible pits and linear crop marks close by, which may represent additional archaeological features which were associated with the ring ditch.

The area to be scheduled measures 110m E-W by 85m N-S, to include the remains of the ring ditch and an area around in which traces of activities associated with the construction and use of the ring ditch are likely to survive, as shown in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance for its potential contribution to an understanding of prehistoric religion and burial practices. Although the monument has been flattened and ploughed over, substantial remains of burial and other activity are likely to survive below the ploughsoil.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NJ 50 SW 19.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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