Auchnacree

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Auchnacree
Auchnacree is located in Angus
Auchnacree
Auchnacree
Location within Angus
OS grid referenceNO464638
Council area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
PoliceScottish
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
EU ParliamentScotland
List of places
UK
Scotland
56°45′46″N 2°52′42″W / 56.762703°N 2.878366°W / 56.762703; -2.878366Coordinates: 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