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Hatton Cairn, cairn, Bractullo Muir

A Scheduled Monument in Arbroath West, Letham and Friockheim, Angus

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Latitude: 56.5633 / 56°33'47"N

Longitude: -2.8614 / 2°51'40"W

OS Eastings: 347159

OS Northings: 741590

OS Grid: NO471415

Mapcode National: GBR VM.XKBJ

Mapcode Global: WH7R0.09QC

Entry Name: Hatton Cairn, cairn, Bractullo Muir

Scheduled Date: 6 March 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6630

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Inverarity

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Arbroath West, Letham and Friockheim

Traditional County: Angus


The monument comprises the remains of a burial mound of prehistoric date.

The monument lies on rough pasture at around 210m OD commanding extensive views in all directions except NE. It comprises a stony bank some 0.5m to 1m high, measuring approximately 21m in overall diameter.

Excavations in the 19th century uncovered a series of burial cists containing prehistoric flint tools and pottery. It is probable that further burials survive within and under the mound which is characteristic of Bronze Age burial mounds in eastern Scotland.

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 60m 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.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 44 SE 9.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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