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Over Ascreavie, cairn 600m NNE of

A Scheduled Monument in Kirriemuir and Dean, Angus

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Latitude: 56.7057 / 56°42'20"N

Longitude: -3.0773 / 3°4'38"W

OS Eastings: 334141

OS Northings: 757625

OS Grid: NO341576

Mapcode National: GBR VG.QP3G

Mapcode Global: WH6NZ.PQV7

Entry Name: Over Ascreavie, cairn 600m NNE of

Scheduled Date: 3 November 1999

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6810

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.

The monument lies in pasture at around 270m OD. It comprises a flat-topped cairn measuring about 11m in diameter by about 0.4m high. The edge of the cairn is well defined, with several large kerb stones visible. The centre of the cairn has been disturbed. Cairns of this type are burial monuments dating to the Neolithic and Bronze Age, and may be expected to cover at least one burial, with other burials dug into the surface.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related material may be expected to be found. It is circular with a diameter of 35m, as marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

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 24.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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