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Kinalty,barrow 800m ESE of

A Scheduled Monument in Kirriemuir and Dean, Angus

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Latitude: 56.6469 / 56°38'48"N

Longitude: -3.0469 / 3°2'48"W

OS Eastings: 335898

OS Northings: 751054

OS Grid: NO358510

Mapcode National: GBR VH.GB60

Mapcode Global: WH7QJ.56B8

Entry Name: Kinalty,barrow 800m ESE of

Scheduled Date: 9 January 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6310

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: barrow

Location: Airlie

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Kirriemuir and Dean

Traditional County: Angus


The monument comprises the remains of a ploughed-out round barrow of prehistoric date represented by cropmarks visible on oblique aerial photographs.

A cropmark ring-ditch lies on a level terrace in otherwise sloping arable farmland at around 75m OD. The ring ditch, measuring some 10-12m in internal diameter with a ditch approximately 1-2m wide, has a central dark cropmark which is likely to represent the remains of a grave pit. It is thus highly probable that this monument is a ploughed-out burial mound or round barrow associated with the cursus monument in the adjacent field to the W.

Ritual activity tended to focus on cursus monuments during and after their use and this barrow is likely to be only the most visible part of an area used for Neolithic and Bronze Age ritual practices. The area to be scheduled encompasses the visible remains and an area around them in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is circular with a diameter of 50m 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 funerary practices. Its importance is enhanced by its likely association with the nearby cursus monument.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 35 SE 33.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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