Aberdeenshire SMR - NJ61NW0037 - CASTLE FORBES

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Primary ReferenceNJ61NW0037
NameCASTLE FORBES
NRHE Card No.NJ61NW11
NRHE Numlink 76635
HES SM No.
HES LB No.
Site Form Standing Structure
Site Condition Incomplete
Details Remains of a 17th to 19th century designed landscape. An inscribed stone, possibly a gravestone, was reported in 1999 as having been found on the estate some 15 years previously, but location of the findspot is unknown. Desk based assessment and walkover survey in 2012 as part of Keig School Community Cultural Heritage Project identified the remains of a road with bridge footings and ford (NJ61621917), a mill site with lade ((NJ61511930) and old river channel. In July-August 2012 the Bennachie Landscapes Fieldwork Group carried out small scale excavations across the 18th century road that linked the Forbe's original base at Drumminor with the present Forbes Castle and the remains of the mill lade and mill stance. This may have been a short-lived saw mill in use for only a few years during the first half of the 19th century.
Last Update09/06/2015
Updated Bycpalmer
Compiler 
Date of Compilation 

Easting: 362514.887411148, Northing: 819361.322668168

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National Grid Reference: NJ 6251 1936



Event Details

Event DateEvent TypeOASIS ID
2012 Excavation

Excavations and Surveys


Artefact and Ecofact

Ecofact

Samples
Palynology
Ecofact Notes

Monument Types

Monument Type 1Monument Type 2Monument Type 3OrderProbability
ROADS  B100
MILLSSAWREMAINS OF C85
LADESMILLREMAINS OFD100
LANDSCAPES DESIGNEDA100