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Doonies, kerb cairn 450m WNW of

A Scheduled Monument in Kirriemuir and Dean, Angus

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Latitude: 56.7465 / 56°44'47"N

Longitude: -3.3298 / 3°19'47"W

OS Eastings: 318767

OS Northings: 762443

OS Grid: NO187624

Mapcode National: GBR W3.Y1KR

Mapcode Global: WH6NN.TPKD

Entry Name: Doonies, kerb cairn 450m WNW of

Scheduled Date: 30 September 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6910

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Glenisla

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Kirriemuir and Dean

Traditional County: Angus


The monument comprises the remains of a burial cairn of prehistoric date, surviving as a prominent stony mound.

The monument lies on a relatively level area, on the side of a hill un-named on the map, in rough pasture at around 340m OD. The site commands extensive views over Glenisla and the valley of the Doonie Burn.

The monument comprises a cairn some 10m in diameter with a maximum height of approximately 1m. The cairn is defined by a low but distinct kerb of large boulders around most of its circuit and is capped by a small modern cairn.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the cairn and an area around it in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is circular with a diameter of 40m 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 16 SE 13.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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