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Market Knowe


Also known as:
  • Huntly Wood
  • Roman Knowe

Nearest Town:Dundee (9km E)
OS Ref (GB):   NO312306 / Sheet: 53
Latitude:56° 27' 44.9" N
Longitude:   3° 6' 59.9" W

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I've listed this site as a cairn to reflect what it says on the map, but to me it looks more like a bell barrow. The large central mound - which has apparently been extensively robbed and now has a flat top - seems to be made of earth rather than stones, and is covered in grass. Around its base there is a clear ditch and bank.

This struck me as quite a sad site, despite it being in quite an atmospheric woodland setting. Around about the cairn brambles, ferns and nettles are quite overgrown, but the cairn itself is clear - the Woodland Trust (who run Huntly Wood) periodically clear the site of vegetation.
BigSweetie Posted by BigSweetie
29th August 2004ce


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The site is called the Market Knowe because Longforgan's market was held here, certainly as far back as 1633. BigSweetie Posted by BigSweetie
29th August 2004ce


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Aerial photo.
nickbrand Posted by nickbrand
10th August 2006ce
Edited 10th August 2006ce

Woodland Trust - Huntly Wood

BigSweetie Posted by BigSweetie
29th August 2004ce