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Tullo Hill,cairns

A Scheduled Monument in Brechin and Edzell, Angus

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Latitude: 56.7687 / 56°46'7"N

Longitude: -2.8249 / 2°49'29"W

OS Eastings: 349673

OS Northings: 764426

OS Grid: NO496644

Mapcode National: GBR WP.WQ5T

Mapcode Global: WH7Q1.L40C

Entry Name: Tullo Hill,cairns

Scheduled Date: 8 July 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6407

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 a group of cairns of prehistoric date surviving as a series of grassed-over mounds.

The cairns lie on the partially wooded SW slopes of Tullo Hill at around 305m to 310m OD. The group comprises at least 43 cairns varying between 1.5m and 8m in diameter lying in and around a series of linear field banks, some of which are probably of later date. The size and apparent structure of some of the larger cairns suggests that they may have been used for burial.

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 irregular in shape with maximum dimensions of 410m NE-SW by 130m 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 agricultural practice. Several of the cairns are likely to contain evidence for Bronze Age burial.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 46 SE 22.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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