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Stronend, cairn at summit, Gargunnock Hills

A Scheduled Monument in Forth and Endrick, Stirling

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Latitude: 56.0784 / 56°4'42"N

Longitude: -4.204 / 4°12'14"W

OS Eastings: 262923

OS Northings: 689479

OS Grid: NS629894

Mapcode National: GBR 11.P3HK

Mapcode Global: WH4P8.DH92

Entry Name: Stronend, cairn at summit, Gargunnock Hills

Scheduled Date: 13 October 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7005

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Fintry

County: Stirling

Electoral Ward: Forth and Endrick

Traditional County: Stirlingshire


The monument comprises the remains of a burial cairn of probable Bronze Age date.

The monument occupies the summit of the hill of Stronend, lying in rough pasture at around 510m OD. It comprises the remains of a stone-built burial cairn some 14m in diameter and about 1m high.

The centre is occupied by a modern cairn, and an Ordnance Survey triangulation pillar stands within the E quadrant. Despite the presence of these later structures, however, it is likely that burial remains dating to the Bronze Age will survive within and below the cairn.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the cairn and an area around it in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is circular with a diameter of 45m as marked in red on the accompanying map. The Ordnance Survey pillar is excluded from the scheduling.

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



RCAHMS records the monument as NS 68 NW 12.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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