Aberdeenshire HER - NJ40SW0016 - NEW KINORD GROUP

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Primary ReferenceNJ40SW0016
NameNEW KINORD GROUP
NRHE Card No.NJ40SW13
NRHE Numlink 17065
HES SM No. 4682
HES LB No.
Site Form Standing Structure
Site Condition Incomplete
Details Settlement of stone-walled houses, stock enclosures and droveways. The site was systematically recorded by Sir Alexander Ogston (sometime physician to Queen Victoria) in 1931. The contiguous structures A, B and E on Ogston's plan have been interpreted as houses. Hut A is massively walled and sunken floored, measuring 19m in diameter. Hut B appears to consist of a hut circle enclosed by a stone wall, measuring 18m in diameter. Hut E measures 17m in diameter with a souterrain opening off of it. There is a hollow way on W side. Two enclosures (R and D on Ogston's plan) lie to the N and S of the huts. Enclosure D is contiguous with Hut A, and measures 19.5m in diameter. It has a clearly defined entrance to the E. Enclosure R is not attached to a house, but one massive main wall of the surrounding field system runs N from its NW corner. It is more irregular in plan, measuring 26m E-W and 24m N-S. The double walls (M on Ogston's plan) have been interpreted as a droveway. The surrounding birch woods contain many stone banks and walls of a sizeable system of large enclosures as well as traces of cord-rig cultivation. Survey and sample excavation was carried out in March 2016 - March 2017, Reopening of three antiquarian trenches investigated two souterrain structures and the junction between two overlapping roundhouse walls at the main group. Dates for the lower roundhouse ranged between the early 2nd and late 1st century BC, the upper one dating from the 1st century BC to the earliest 3rd century AD.
Last Update04/07/2019
Updated Bycpalmer
Compiler 
Date of Compilation 

Easting: 344630.896248396, Northing: 800189.989882377

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National Grid Reference: NJ 4463 0018



Event Details

Event DateEvent TypeOASIS ID
2016 Survey
2016 Evaluation

Excavations and Surveys

Date MDate YTypeDurationDirector / OrganisationAuspicesFundExtent
 1931  A OGSTON   
 2016 Survey  Univs Reading/Edinburgh   
 2016 Excavation  Univs Reading/Edinburgh    

Artefact and Ecofact

Ecofact

Samples
Palynology
Ecofact Notes

Monument Types

Monument Type 1Monument Type 2Monument Type 3OrderProbability
SETTLEMENTS ENCLOSEDA100
HUT-CIRCLES  B100
SOUTERRAINS  C100
ENCLOSURES  D100
HOLLOW-WAYS  E100
RIGSCORD F100
FIELD-SYSTEMS  G100
CAIRNSSMALLCLEARANCEH100
BANKSSTONY I100