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Law of Baldoukie,barrow 140m east of Baldoukie Farm

A Scheduled Monument in Brechin and Edzell, Angus

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Latitude: 56.7181 / 56°43'5"N

Longitude: -2.8723 / 2°52'20"W

OS Eastings: 346704

OS Northings: 758829

OS Grid: NO467588

Mapcode National: GBR WM.ZZRK

Mapcode Global: WH7Q6.VDDP

Entry Name: Law of Baldoukie,barrow 140m E of Baldoukie Farm

Scheduled Date: 6 February 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6314

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: barrow

Location: Tannadice

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Brechin and Edzell

Traditional County: Angus


The monument comprises the remains of a barrow of prehistoric date surviving as a low mound in an arable field.

The barrow lies on undulating ground in arable farmland at around 115m OD. It comprises the remains of a barrow some 22m in diameter by 1.1m high. The barrow has been somewhat reduced by ploughing but may still be expected to contain evidence for burial and associated ritual practices of the later Neolithic or of the Bronze Age.

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 a circle with a diameter of 30m, lacking a chord on the SSE side, 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 45 NE 4.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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