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Hare Cairn, cairn, Bractullo Muir

A Scheduled Monument in Monifieth and Sidlaw, Angus

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Latitude: 56.5624 / 56°33'44"N

Longitude: -2.8437 / 2°50'37"W

OS Eastings: 348241

OS Northings: 741483

OS Grid: NO482414

Mapcode National: GBR VN.JHG3

Mapcode Global: WH7R0.9B20

Entry Name: Hare Cairn, cairn, Bractullo Muir

Scheduled Date: 6 March 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6633

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Monikie

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Monifieth and Sidlaw

Traditional County: Angus


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

The monument lies partly on rough pasture and partly in arable farmland at around 180m OD; a fence bisects it from NNE-SSW. It comprises a cairn some 25m in diameter, although possibly originally somewhat larger, with a maximum surviving height of about 1.2m.

Human bones were found inside the cairn in the 19th century and it is likely that further burials will survive within and below the monument 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 22.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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