NO4499 : Crannog in Loch Kinord

taken 7 years ago, near to Dinnet, Aberdeenshire, Great Britain

Crannog in Loch Kinord
Crannog in Loch Kinord
This is a telephoto view of the crannog, or artificial island, which was built about 2500 years ago and probably housed about 20 people, and perhaps their livestock as well. It is built of hazel wood on oak stilts. Crannogs were easier to defend than a hut on dry land. There is a replica of a crannog near Kenmore on Loch Tay - see LinkExternal link

This crannog is some 200 metres from the shore of the loch, and assuming that the loch shore has not moved or the water level changed significantly, it is hard to imagine that this crannog could possibly have been connected to the shore.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 7 September, 2011   (more nearby)
Saturday, 10 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Lakes, Wetland, Bog 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 4434 9951 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:4.9928N 2:55.1951W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 4426 9969
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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