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Dalvey, cairn 1450m ENE of

A Scheduled Monument in Trossachs and Teith, Stirling

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.24 / 56°14'23"N

Longitude: -4.1519 / 4°9'6"W

OS Eastings: 266730

OS Northings: 707354

OS Grid: NN667073

Mapcode National: GBR 13.BWRL

Mapcode Global: WH4NJ.6F56

Entry Name: Dalvey, cairn 1450m ENE of

Scheduled Date: 26 November 2003

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6977

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Kilmadock

County: Stirling

Electoral Ward: Trossachs and Teith

Traditional County: Perthshire

Description

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 a natural rise in a comparatively flat saddle of land in an otherwise hilly area. The cairn is a low circular stony mound measuring about 5m in diameter, and standing up to 0.5m high. A large ditch curves around the cairn on its W side, approximately 5m from the edge of the cairn. The ditch is about 1.5m deep, 4m wide and 18m long with a bank up to 0.5m high and 1m wide on its W (outer) edge. It is not clear from the field evidence whether this feature is contemporary with the cairn.

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 30m, 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 large ditch accompanying the cairn and the unusually unobtrusive positioning of the monument are also of particular interest.

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 appear to have been constructed and used over a period of approximately 2000 years.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NN 60 NE 45.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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