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Bractullo Muir, cairn 190m ESE of Hatton Cairn

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

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Latitude: 56.5631 / 56°33'47"N

Longitude: -2.8583 / 2°51'29"W

OS Eastings: 347347

OS Northings: 741562

OS Grid: NO473415

Mapcode National: GBR VN.JD1T

Mapcode Global: WH7R0.295J

Entry Name: Bractullo Muir, cairn 190m ESE of Hatton Cairn

Scheduled Date: 6 March 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6631

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 cairn of prehistoric date.

The cairn lies on moorland at around 215m OD. It survives as a well-defined, grass-covered stony mound some 12m in diameter with a surviving height of approximately 0.5m. The cairn has slight indications of surface disturbance but it is likely that it will contain surviving remains, including burials, of Bronze Age date.

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 60m, as marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to add to our understanding of prehistoric ritual and funerary practice. Its importance is enhanced by its proximity to other burial cairns, probably of similar date.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 44 SE 27.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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