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Beattie's Cairn,cairn 1200m WNW of Balhall Lodge

A Scheduled Monument in Brechin and Edzell, Angus

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Latitude: 56.7727 / 56°46'21"N

Longitude: -2.8144 / 2°48'51"W

OS Eastings: 350325

OS Northings: 764867

OS Grid: NO503648

Mapcode National: GBR WQ.W6JF

Mapcode Global: WH7Q1.R108

Entry Name: Beattie's Cairn,cairn 1200m WNW of Balhall Lodge

Scheduled Date: 12 April 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6360

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Fern

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Brechin and Edzell

Traditional County: Angus


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

The monument lies in a clearing in woodland at around 310m OD. It is a mound some 8m in diameter by 0.5m high on which has been built a modern cairn. There is no record of the cairn having been excavated and it may be expected to contain undisturbed burials of Bronze Age or Neolithic date.

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 30m 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



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 56 SW 2.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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