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Carsegownie,cairn 400m south east of

A Scheduled Monument in Forfar and District, Angus

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.6796 / 56°40'46"N

Longitude: -2.8084 / 2°48'30"W

OS Eastings: 350570

OS Northings: 754499

OS Grid: NO505544

Mapcode National: GBR VN.XCN0

Mapcode Global: WH7QF.TCWP

Entry Name: Carsegownie,cairn 400m SE of

Scheduled Date: 7 March 1994

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5947

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Aberlemno

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Forfar and District

Traditional County: Angus

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a burial cairn of prehistoric date, surviving as a low, grassed-over, stony mound.

The monument lies at around 160m OD on the SW side of the saddle between Turin Hill and Finavon Hill. It commands impressive views into the valley to the SW but faces rising ground to the NE. The cairn is sub-circular on plan, measuring approximately 30m in diameter, and survives up to 2m high above the surrounding ploughed field on the N part of its circuit. The summit of the cairn is irregular with numerous indications of robbing and former disturbance. It is recorded that a central cist was excavated in the last century.

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 50m as marked in red on the faccompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to add to our understanding of prehistoric funerary practices. Despite disturbance in the last century it is likely that important burial remains are preserved in the monument. The body of the cairn and the deposits it seals may also be expected to provide information on the ritual practices associated with burial.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NO 55 SW 2.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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