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Stronend, cairn 300m SSW of summit, Gargunnock Hills

A Scheduled Monument in Forth and Endrick, Stirling

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.0758 / 56°4'32"N

Longitude: -4.2053 / 4°12'19"W

OS Eastings: 262836

OS Northings: 689193

OS Grid: NS628891

Mapcode National: GBR 11.P96M

Mapcode Global: WH4P8.CKQ1

Entry Name: Stronend, cairn 300m SSW of summit, Gargunnock Hills

Scheduled Date: 13 October 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7030

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Fintry

County: Stirling

Electoral Ward: Forth and Endrick

Traditional County: Stirlingshire

Description

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

The monument lies some 300m SSW of a larger cairn on the summit of Stronend, in rough pasture, at around 495m OD. It comprises a cairn some 6m in diameter and about 0.6m high. The cairn is overgrown and apparently undisturbed by later structures or excavation. It may be expected to contain the remains of Bronze Age burials.

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 35m 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.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NS 68 NW 13.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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