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Easter Coul,cairns 250m north of

A Scheduled Monument in Kirriemuir and Dean, Angus

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Latitude: 56.7119 / 56°42'42"N

Longitude: -3.1727 / 3°10'21"W

OS Eastings: 328312

OS Northings: 758415

OS Grid: NO283584

Mapcode National: GBR VD.8BXQ

Mapcode Global: WH6NY.7KGF

Entry Name: Easter Coul,cairns 250m N of

Scheduled Date: 12 March 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6344

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Lintrathen

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Kirriemuir and Dean

Traditional County: Angus


The monument comprises the remains of a group of cairns and possible domestic structures of prehistoric date.

The monument lies on a gently sloping hillside in rough pasture at around 280m OD. It comprises numerous cairns, up to 6m in diameter lying around the N edge of an area of marshy ground. Several of the cairns exhibit signs of structural complexity and the group may contain funerary as well as clearance cairns. Some may also represent the remains of small domestic structures.

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 140m NW-SE by 60m 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 farming practices and, potentially, ritual and funerary practices.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 25 NE 22.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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