Aberdeenshire HER - NJ72SE0127 - LITTLE BASS, INVERURIE

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Primary ReferenceNJ72SE0127
NameLITTLE BASS, INVERURIE
NRHE Card No.NJ72SE13
NRHE Numlink 18883
HES SM No. 99
HES LB No.
Site Form Earthwork
Site Condition Incomplete
Details Remains of the Little Bass of Inverurie, the bailey of a 12th Century motte and bailey Castle (see NJ72SE0013 for details of the motte). It was originally attached to the motte prior to landscaping and alterations in the churchyard in 1883. Both are now separate ornamental features within the cemetery with trees growing on the bailey. The bailey is a flat-topped, oval mound measuring c.30m E-W by c.23m N-S and stands to a height of c.5m. On the bailey are two slightly raised rectangular platforms one measuring c.17, by 9.5m, the other c.11m by 9.5m. They are potentially the remains of buildings. The frequent discovery of flint implements, cores and flakes all around the Norman castle suggests a Neolithic occupation of the site, and a fine polished stone adze' suggests a Bronze Age occupation.
Last Update05/08/2019
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Easting: 378137.188167196, Northing: 820606.371381401

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National Grid Reference: NJ 7813 2060



Event Details

Event DateEvent TypeOASIS ID
2012 Field Observation

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Monument Types

Monument Type 1Monument Type 2Monument Type 3OrderProbability
PLATFORMS  B100
BUILDINGS REMAINS OFC75
BAILEYS REMAINS OFA100