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Dundaff Hill, mound 550m north east of summit

A Scheduled Monument in Stirling West, Stirling

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.0406 / 56°2'25"N

Longitude: -4.0264 / 4°1'34"W

OS Eastings: 273855

OS Northings: 684926

OS Grid: NS738849

Mapcode National: GBR 18.RFFD

Mapcode Global: WH4PK.3FYL

Entry Name: Dundaff Hill, mound 550m NE of summit

Scheduled Date: 17 December 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6553

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: mound (ritual or funerary)

Location: St Ninians

County: Stirling

Electoral Ward: Stirling West

Traditional County: Stirlingshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a burial mound of prehistoric date.

The monument lies on rough pasture on W end of a low ridge at around 315m OD. It comprises the remains of a prominent mound some 40m in diameter and about 2m high. It is surrounded by a low bank at its base, except for its E side, but this is probably of rather later date. Mounds such as this are characteristic burial monuments of the Neolithic and Bronze Age periods.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the mound and an area around it in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is circular with a diameter of 70m as marked in red on the accompanying map.

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. It may be expected to contain funerary deposits and evidence relating to its mode of construction and use.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NS 78 SW 10.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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