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Kinnells Mill,cairn

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

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Latitude: 56.6418 / 56°38'30"N

Longitude: -2.6458 / 2°38'44"W

OS Eastings: 360490

OS Northings: 750189

OS Grid: NO604501

Mapcode National: GBR VT.8MGB

Mapcode Global: WH8RV.BBB4

Entry Name: Kinnells Mill,cairn

Scheduled Date: 16 January 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6312

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Kinnell

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Arbroath West, Letham and Friockheim

Traditional County: Angus


The monument comprises a burial cairn of prehistoric date surviving as a grass-covered stony mound.

The monument occupies the corner of the garden of a modern house adjoining arable farmland. It is sub-circular with a diameter of approximately 15m and a height above the former ground surface of some 1.5m. It appears to be made up mostly of stones.

The monument is characteristic of burial sites of the Bronze Age. Unusually there is no obvious evidence of antiquarian disturbance nor are there records of such activity. The monument is bounded by a wall to the N and W and to the S and E by a modern drive-way cut into the former ground surface.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the cairn itself and the limited area surviving around it undisturbed by recent activity. It is irregular in shape with maximum dimensions of 25m ENE-WSW by 18m 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. The apparently undisturbed cairn may be expected to contain burials and other evidence of prehistoric ritual and funerary activity, while the ground surface preserved below it is likely to contain evidence for prehistoric environmental conditions in the area.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 65 SE 18.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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