Auchnacree

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Auchnacree
Auchnacree is located in Angus
Auchnacree
Auchnacree
 Auchnacree shown within Angus
OS grid reference NO464638
Council area Angus
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
List of places
UK
Scotland

Coordinates: 56°45′46″N 2°52′42″W / 56.762703°N 2.878366°W / 56.762703; -2.878366

Auchnacree is an estate in Angus, Scotland, five miles north of Forfar.[1]

In 1921 the estate overseer, Mr Frank Rae, discovered what is now called the Auchnacree Hoard. This comprised two knives, three axeheads and an armlet, all in bronze, which are dated to the early Bronze Age. Some of the objects appear to have been deliberately broken which suggests a ritual deposit rather than a lost cache.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stonehaven and Banchory", Ordnance Survey Landranger Map (C1 ed.), 2009, ISBN 0-319-23168-2