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Kirkton of Kingoldrum Farm, cairn and enclosure 320m NNE of

A Scheduled Monument in Kirriemuir and Dean, Angus

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Latitude: 56.6851 / 56°41'6"N

Longitude: -3.0805 / 3°4'49"W

OS Eastings: 333905

OS Northings: 755335

OS Grid: NO339553

Mapcode National: GBR VG.RVRX

Mapcode Global: WH6P5.N79H

Entry Name: Kirkton of Kingoldrum Farm, cairn and enclosure 320m NNE of

Scheduled Date: 3 November 1999

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6732

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Kingoldrum

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Kirriemuir and Dean

Traditional County: Angus


The monument comprises a cairn of prehistoric date, visible as a grass-covered mound, and an enclosure of prehistoric date.

The site lies at the summit of Kirkton Hill, at around 250m OD. It comprises a flat-topped, turf-covered, circular cairn measuring about 9m in diameter and about 0.4m high. The cairn has a pronounced rim, and lies within a sub-rectangular enclosure defined on three sides by a grassy bank measuring about 0.3m high and 1m wide.

The enclosure measures about 40m ENE-WSW by 30m transversely. Cairns of this type are burial monuments dating to the Neolithic and Bronze Age, and may be expected to contain at least one 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 sub-rectangular with maximum dimensions of 100m from its easternmost point to its westernmost point and 100m from its northernmost point to its southernmost point, 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 an understanding of prehistoric ritual and funerary practices.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 35 NW 12.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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