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Pendreich, cairn 200m north east of

A Scheduled Monument in Dunblane and Bridge of Allan, Stirling

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.1701 / 56°10'12"N

Longitude: -3.9267 / 3°55'36"W

OS Eastings: 280465

OS Northings: 699162

OS Grid: NS804991

Mapcode National: GBR 1C.HCSG

Mapcode Global: WH4P0.N5BS

Entry Name: Pendreich, cairn 200m NE of

Scheduled Date: 10 March 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7022

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: cairn (type uncertain)

Location: Logie (Stirling)

County: Stirling

Electoral Ward: Dunblane and Bridge of Allan

Traditional County: Perthshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a burial cairn of prehistoric date surviving as a low grass-covered stony mound.

The monument occupies the summit of a prominent scrub-covered knoll at around 190m OD. It comprises a cairn some 13m in diameter and about 0.4m high, visible as a low, grass-covered mound.

The surface of the mound bears traces of a small-scale excavation conducted during the 1920s, which revealed the presence of three stone cists, human bone and Bronze Age pottery. More such burials and related ritual deposits may be expected to survive within, under and around the mound, as will evidence for the pre-cairn land surface and environment.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the visible remains and an area around them in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is circular with a diameter of 40m as marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to contribute to our understanding of prehistoric ritual and funerary practices.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NS 89 NW 24.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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