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Blackhillocks, hut circle 710m south east of

A Scheduled Monument in Troup, Aberdeenshire

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Latitude: 57.6624 / 57°39'44"N

Longitude: -2.2838 / 2°17'1"W

OS Eastings: 383166

OS Northings: 863642

OS Grid: NJ831636

Mapcode National: GBR N8QG.NFZ

Mapcode Global: WH8LZ.WNNT

Entry Name: Blackhillocks, hut circle 710m SE of

Scheduled Date: 27 January 2005

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM11213

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: hut circle, roundhouse

Location: Gamrie

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Troup

Traditional County: Banffshire


The monument comprises the remains of a hut circle of prehistoric date, situated in rough grazing at about 185m OD on a fairly level plateau c.710m SE of Blackhillocks and c.620m NW of Cutler's Hole on the Tore Burn.

The monument consists of a hut-circle defined by a low turf bank approximately c. 10m in diameter with a possible entrance to the SW. Hut circles are characteristic of Bronze and Iron Age settlement sites and represent the remains of timber-roofed roundhouses.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the remains described above and an area within which related archaeological material may be found. It is circular on plan, with a diameter of 30m, centred on the monument, and is marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

This monument is of national importance as a well-preserved hut circle, a rare survival in this area, which has the potential to provide important information about prehistoric architecture and domestic activities.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



The monument is recorded by RCAHMS as 'Long Glen North', hut circle, NJ86SW 29.


(AAS/86/01/S1/3-4), NMRS, MS/712/36.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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