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Carlunie Hill, cairn

A Scheduled Monument in Kirriemuir and Dean, Angus

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Latitude: 56.577 / 56°34'37"N

Longitude: -3.0339 / 3°2'2"W

OS Eastings: 336578

OS Northings: 743261

OS Grid: NO365432

Mapcode National: GBR VJ.6M6Y

Mapcode Global: WH7QQ.CYJD

Entry Name: Carlunie Hill, cairn

Scheduled Date: 27 September 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6449

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Glamis

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Kirriemuir and Dean

Traditional County: Angus


The monument comprises a burial cairn of Later Neolithic or Bronze Age date.

The cairn lies on the summit of Carlunie Hill at 340m OD, where it is traversed by two field boundaries. It comprises a grassed-over mound of about 14m diameter by some 2m high. The site commands extensive views across Strathmore. The cairn does not appear to have been excavated or otherwise disturbed other than by the insertion of fence-posts.

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 40m as 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. The cairn may be expected to contain undisturbed burials and ritual deposits of Later Neolithic or Bronze Age date.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 34 SW 9.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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