Aberdeenshire SMR - NJ54NW0019 - BURNFIELD

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Primary ReferenceNJ54NW0019
NameBURNFIELD
NRHE Card No.NJ54NW21
NRHE Numlink 17837
HES SM No.
HES LB No.
Site Form Crop Mark (Includes Soil Mark)
Site Condition AP visible Only
Details The probable camp of Burnfield was first identified from the air by Ralston in 1982. although part of the camp is visible as cropmarks on air photographs taken by Cambridge University in 1976. The site lies just to the east of the River Deveron, south west of Milltown of Rothiemay, on a relatively flat terrace, before the ground slopes gently up to Brown Hill to the south east. The camp currently lies in improved pasture. Parts of the north east and south east sides, including the east corner, are visible on air photographs. Henderson-Stewart suggests the area between the alleged camp and the ridge as the site of Mons Graupius since it appears to fit Tacitus's account. There is a linear crop mark in the area but nothing further to suggest an enclosed area on which this is based. There are also a number of drainage ditches visible as cropmarks.
Last Update29/08/2012
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CompilerIBMR
Date of Compilation 

Easting: 354100, Northing: 847800

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National Grid Reference: NJ 5410 4780



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Monument Type 1Monument Type 2Monument Type 3OrderProbability
CROPMARKS AP VISIBLEB100
CAMPS AP VISIBLEA75