Aberdeenshire HER - NO77NW0025 - MONBODDO HOUSE

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Primary ReferenceNO77NW0025
NameMONBODDO HOUSE
NRHE Card No.NO77NW43
NRHE Numlink 36474
HES SM No.
HES LB No.
Site Form Crop Mark (Includes Soil Mark)
Site Condition AP visible Only
Details Several enclosures are visible as clear cropmarks in a field to the northwest of Monboddo House. There is a very regular circular enclosure ditch surrounding a substantial rectangular cropmark, but the regularity of shape presents difficulty in ascertaining a date to them. It was suggested that they represent the remains of either a timber hall of Neolithic date, similar to ones found on Deeside at Balbridie and Warren Field, Crathes, or an Early Medieval building similar to one found at the Craw Stane, Rhynie. However the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map shows a roughly circular plantation in this position known as Barn Knap, making the feature more likely 19th Century in date. Whilst the map shows no rectangular features corresponding to the cropmarks the results of trial trenching by University of Aberdeen 2012 indicate that the building is most likely to be a post-medieval barn within a plantation bank. Adjacent to this lies a large circular enclosure, with a series of pits within it, and also a ring ditch. These cropmarks may represent an earlier prehistoric settlement in the same field.
Last Update07/01/2021
Updated Bycpalmer
CompilerIBMR
Date of Compilation 

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National Grid Reference: NO 7439 7883



Event Details

Event DateEvent TypeOASIS ID
2012 Evaluation

Excavations and Surveys


Artefact and Ecofact

Ecofact

Samples
Palynology
Ecofact Notes

Monument Types

Monument Type 1Monument Type 2Monument Type 3OrderProbability
ENCLOSURESCIRCULAR A100
FEATURESINTERNAL B100
ENCLOSURESRECTANGULAR C100
BARNS  D90
PITS  E100
RING-DITCHES  F100
PLANTATIONSCIRCULAR H95
CROPMARKS AP VISIBLEG100