MHG4672 - Rothiemurchus Doune
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Type and Period (1)
- MOTTE (Undated)
NH90NW 3 925 067
Motte formed by scarring an esker. Doune placename indicates a possible earlier origin; and the ditch and causeway may be Iron Age or Pictish. The summit may have been landscaped in the 19th century.
The motte guards a crossing of the Spey on a major North-South route, and is historically associated with the Comyns family.
Information from Mr P A Yeoman, 20 January 1992.
The above description places the motte close to the River Spey at Doune but the NGR cited in Scottish Archaeological Review (1983) places the site on a barren N-facing hillside about 5Km to the E. The fort described by T C Welsh at NH 8862 0985 (NH80NE 33) may be the site described by Yeoman.
Information from RCAHMS (AKK and PM) 15 July 1996
|Grid reference||Centred NH 9250 0670 (60m by 60m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Civil Parish||DUTHIL AND ROTHIEMURCHUS|
|Geographical Area||BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY|
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External Links (2)
- http://portal.historicenvironment.scot/designation/SM9336 (Online designation description (Historic Environment Scotland))
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/77384 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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