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Cummerton,cairn 600m NNW of

A Scheduled Monument in Troup, Aberdeenshire

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Latitude: 57.6646 / 57°39'52"N

Longitude: -2.2617 / 2°15'42"W

OS Eastings: 384482

OS Northings: 863882

OS Grid: NJ844638

Mapcode National: GBR N8SG.DKC

Mapcode Global: WH9N4.7M74

Entry Name: Cummerton,cairn 600m NNW of

Scheduled Date: 3 March 1994

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5933

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Aberdour (Aberdeenshire)

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Troup

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire


The monument comprises a circular burial cairn, probably dating from the Bronze Age. It stands on the crest of a hill to the E of the Tore of Troup. It is one of a series of broadly contemporary burial cairns and other remains which survive nearby.

The burial cairn is composed of small stones and is turf-covered. It measures 12.0m in diameter and 0.6m high. On the W side there has been some slight disturbance.

The area to be scheduled measures 100m in diameter and is centred on the burial cairn. It includes the burial cairn and an area around it in which further remains associated with its construction and use may survive. The area is marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a burial cairn probably of the Bronze Age some 3500 years ago. It has the potential to increase our knowledge of funerary practice during the prehistoric period. Other broadly contemporary burial cairns and settlement remains occur in the area of the Tore of Troup, and the monument is important as part of this group.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NJ 86 SW 2.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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