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East Mains of Whitewell,barrow and pits 200m NNW of

A Scheduled Monument in Brechin and Edzell, Angus

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Latitude: 56.7071 / 56°42'25"N

Longitude: -2.8593 / 2°51'33"W

OS Eastings: 347487

OS Northings: 757592

OS Grid: NO474575

Mapcode National: GBR VM.MKSX

Mapcode Global: WH7Q7.1PP4

Entry Name: East Mains of Whitewell,barrow and pits 200m NNW of

Scheduled Date: 12 April 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6372

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 and pits of prehistoric date represented by cropmarks visible on oblique aerial photographs.

The cropmarks lie on arable farmland at around 65m OD. They comprise a round barrow, or ploughed out burial mound, some 12m in diameter with a ditch some 2m wide. It has a well-defined central grave pit. Immediately to its WSW is a semi-circular arc of ditch approximately 8m in diameter. Scattered around these are about 30 pits, probably representing further burials.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the barrow and pits and an area around them in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is a quadrilateral with maximum dimensions of 70m ENE-WSW by 70m 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 25.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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