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Mondowie, ring cairn 350m NNW of

A Scheduled Monument in Trossachs and Teith, Stirling

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.1883 / 56°11'17"N

Longitude: -4.3144 / 4°18'51"W

OS Eastings: 256467

OS Northings: 701925

OS Grid: NN564019

Mapcode National: GBR 0X.G2QJ

Mapcode Global: WH3MH.PQQC

Entry Name: Mondowie, ring cairn 350m NNW of

Scheduled Date: 30 September 1997

Last Amended: 3 March 1999

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6960

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: ring cairn

Location: Port Of Menteith

County: Stirling

Electoral Ward: Trossachs and Teith

Traditional County: Perthshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a ring cairn of prehistoric date surviving as a grassed-over stony mound. The monument was first scheduled in 1997, but a recent detailed survey of the area has shown that the area scheduled was inaccurate. The present rescheduling rectifies this.

The monument lies on rough pasture at around 170m OD, commanding extensive views over the Lake of Menteith to the S. It comprises a cairn of large boulders approximately 16m in diameter by around 1.6m high, further heightened by later accumulations of field clearance stones. A kerb is visible along the NW and S sides. The monument is characteristic of a type of burial monument dating to the Bronze Age.

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 45m, as marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

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

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RCAHMS records the monument as NN 50 SE 34.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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