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Dalvey, cairn 1300m ENE of

A Scheduled Monument in Trossachs and Teith, Stirling

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Latitude: 56.2399 / 56°14'23"N

Longitude: -4.1539 / 4°9'14"W

OS Eastings: 266602

OS Northings: 707346

OS Grid: NN666073

Mapcode National: GBR 13.BW6V

Mapcode Global: WH4NJ.5F69

Entry Name: Dalvey, cairn 1300m ENE of

Scheduled Date: 26 November 2003

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6976

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Kilmadock

County: Stirling

Electoral Ward: Trossachs and Teith

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises a cairn of prehistoric date, visible as an upstanding stony mound. Cairns such as this are burial mounds of a type characteristic of the early Bronze Age (c.2500-1500BC)

The monument lies at around 150m OD, on gently sloping ground overlooking a comparatively flat saddle of land in an otherwise hilly area. The cairn is a circular stony mound measuring about 15m in diameter, and standing up to 1m high. The body of the cairn has been disturbed, presumably to provide material for nearby field boundaries, but a substantial amount of cairn material remains

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 shown 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. It may be expected to contain funerary deposits and evidence relating to its mode of construction and use, and may also preserve beneath it evidence for contemporary landuse and environmental conditions. The importance of this monument is further enhanced by its relationship to similar sites nearby: the cairn is one of a group of prehistoric ritual monuments in the Braes of Doune area which were constructed and used over a period of approximately 2000 years.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NN 60 NE 44.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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