Region : Grampian Home
District : Kincardine & Deeside Map
Town or village : Tarland List
Grid Reference : NJ 504 054 Glossary
Period : Iron Age   Bibliography

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Discovered in 1850, it is the best example of an Iron Age souterrain in Grampian and one of the best preserved in Great Britain. It is curved in shape, 14.3m long and 2m wide at the inner end of the passage.
It was probably a storehouse.
The passage still has its stone roof. An earlier cupmarked stone with a hollow is visible on the left side of the passage, near the entrance.
During excavation in 1850 charcoal, bone, some broken pottery and querns were found. They could be related to later use of the souterrain.
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