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Dronley House, mound 150m south of

A Scheduled Monument in Monifieth and Sidlaw, Angus

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.5148 / 56°30'53"N

Longitude: -3.0718 / 3°4'18"W

OS Eastings: 334140

OS Northings: 736375

OS Grid: NO341363

Mapcode National: GBR VH.3JDV

Mapcode Global: WH6PY.SJD1

Entry Name: Dronley House, mound 150m S of

Scheduled Date: 25 November 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6535

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Auchterhouse

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Monifieth and Sidlaw

Traditional County: Angus

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a burial monument of prehistoric date surviving as an upstanding mound in woodland.

The monument lies in woodland at around 140m OD on what would formerly have been a site commanding extensive views to the S. It comprises a grass-covered stony mound some 25m in diameter and approximately 3.5m high. It appears to represent the remains of a burial monument of probable Later Neolithic or Bronze Age date.

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 sub-circular with a maximum diameter of 60m, limited on the S and W by existing boundaries which are not to be included in the scheduling. The area to be scheduled is 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 contribute to our understanding of prehistoric ritual and funerary practices. It may be expected to contain material relating to its mode of construction and use as well as the remains of prehistoric burials.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NO 33 NW 24.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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