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Midtown Of Pitglassie

Round Barrow(s)

<b>Midtown Of Pitglassie</b>Posted by drewbhoyImage © drew/amj
Nearest Town:Turriff (6km N)
OS Ref (GB):   NJ70224352 / Sheet: 29
Latitude:57° 28' 51.64" N
Longitude:   2° 29' 48.12" W

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The wood containing two barrows sits on the eastern hill overlooking the farm of Mid Pitglassie. However the best access is found by approaching from Corrydown farm, the site of an RSC. Follow the directions to that site, the barrow is in amongst the trees to the south. Keep to the tractor tracks and nobody will be annoyed.

Nothing to much can be seen in the clearing except for the hints of a small raised mound. Some stones, from the barrow, can also be seen on the surface. But the site is mainly turf covered. The best place to find info about the Neolithic and Bronze age finds are in the superb archaeological notes by Alexandra Shepherd's team. Excavation took place during 1978. I'll post these on the Links section.

No fewer than 15 stone circles/cairns surround this site including another barrow at the southern end of the wood. But I'll look for that another day.

Visited 10/08/09.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
10th August 2009ce

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Alexandra Shepherd's extended notes for the many findings. Lots of helpful pictures and diagrams, plus a map showing some of sites surrounding the barrow. Great stuff!
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
10th August 2009ce
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7th September 2009ce

Midtown Of Pitglassie 2 (Round Barrow(s)) — Fieldnotes

This barrow is to be found at the southern tip of Pitglassie wood. If walking from the northern barrow use the fields the way is barred by furze (jabby things), bog and fences. It is over ten meters in width and maybe a hut circle, according to Canmore. However it is easy to see why this place is here as there are excellent views to Bennachie, Knock and Noth as well as being surrounded by stone circles and standing stones. Chris had a theory about Broomend of Crichie, Inverurie being the center of a wheel with spokes leading to different sites. Perhaps these barrows are something similar cause there is a lot going on.

(To be fair the local farmer was going to get rid of all the trees and use the land for agricultural purposes. Thanks to the historic interest he hasn't.)

Visited 7/09/09.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
7th September 2009ce