Nether Drums, fort 300m NW of

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Building summary
[photo awaited]
Name Nether Drums Fort
Date Prehistoric
See map
OS grid ref NO 27408 06288
Latitude & longitude 56°14'37"N 3°10'20"W

Nether Drums Fort is a the remains of a prehistoric fort to the north of the A912 and near a track leading to Freuchie.

HES Scheduled monument designation details[1]
Reference: SM6937 Date added: 15/03/2000
Address/Site Name

Nether Drums, fort 300m NW of


Prehistoric domestic and defensive: fort (includes hill fort and promontory fort)


The monument comprises the remains of a fort of prehistoric date, visible as cropmarks on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 95m OD. It comprises the remains of an oval-shaped fort measuring about 120m NE-SW by 80m. The fort is multivallate, the defences visible as three ditches. [...]

Statement of national importance

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to contribute to our understanding of defended prehistoric settlement and economy. Its importance is enhanced by its proximity to sites of potentially contemporary date.

Further references

"Cropmarks have revealed a small fortification occupying a low hillock that forms part of a spur dropping down the slope between two burn gullies NW of Nether Drum. [...] the topographical position and character of the perimeter works indicate that this is a small fort."[2]