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Domnaheiche, burial mound 350m north east of

A Scheduled Monument in Highland, Perth and Kinross

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.699 / 56°41'56"N

Longitude: -3.9697 / 3°58'10"W

OS Eastings: 279484

OS Northings: 758094

OS Grid: NN794580

Mapcode National: GBR JCK0.JBH

Mapcode Global: WH4L8.ZWTC

Entry Name: Domnaheiche, burial mound 350m NE of

Scheduled Date: 22 November 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6532

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: mound (ritual or funerary)

Location: Dull

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Highland

Traditional County: Perthshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a prehistoric burial cairn surviving as a grass-covered stony mound.

The monument lies on a prominent ridge overlooking the W end of Loch Tummel at around 170m OD. It comprises a mound some 12-14m in diameter by around 2.5m high. A small quarry has disturbed the E side of the mound and exposed its stony composition. Adjacent to the SE of the mound is a stretch of an old field dyke, some 36m long, itself potentially of some antiquity.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the mound and an area around it in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is circular with a diameter of 50m 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 add to our understanding of prehistoric funerary practice. It may be expected to contain the remains of burials dating to the Neolithic or Bronze Age periods.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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