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Newton of Drummy, hut circles 200m NNW of

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

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Latitude: 57.1214 / 57°7'17"N

Longitude: -2.8682 / 2°52'5"W

OS Eastings: 347529

OS Northings: 803723

OS Grid: NJ475037

Mapcode National: GBR WN.56QX

Mapcode Global: WH7N8.X8CG

Entry Name: Newton of Drummy, hut circles 200m NNW of

Scheduled Date: 8 November 1999

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM8582

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: hut circle, roundhouse; Secular: kiln

Location: Tarland

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire


The monument comprises the remains of two hut circles which are part of a large complex of prehistoric remains over an extensive area, including additional hut circles, a field system and cairns.

The hut circles lie close to each other and there are also traces of a field system associated with the huts. The hut circles are the remains of the foundations of prehistoric round houses and they are indicated by turf-covered stone walls. One of the hut circles measures around 16m in diameter and the other is about 12m in diameter. To the SE of the hut circles are the remains of a kiln which is likely to be of post medieval date.

The area to be scheduled measures 145m WNW-ESE by a maximum of 55m SSW-NNE, to include the hut circles, field system and kiln and an area around in which traces of activities associated with the construction and use of these monument may 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 to contribute to an understanding of later prehistoric settlement and domestic life. It is of particular importance because it is part of a large grouping of later prehistoric hut circles, many of which survive in the area further to the W. Taken together, these sites have the potential to enhance our understanding of later prehistoric life.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NJ 40 SE 17.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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