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Gallows Knap,barrow 450m south of Dalhousie Lodge

A Scheduled Monument in Brechin and Edzell, Angus

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Latitude: 56.7976 / 56°47'51"N

Longitude: -2.6555 / 2°39'19"W

OS Eastings: 360062

OS Northings: 767528

OS Grid: NO600675

Mapcode National: GBR WW.TZ6P

Mapcode Global: WH8R2.5DRR

Entry Name: Gallows Knap,barrow 450m S of Dalhousie Lodge

Scheduled Date: 12 March 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6366

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: barrow

Location: Edzell

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Brechin and Edzell

Traditional County: Angus


The monument comprises the remains of a barrow of Later Neolithic or Bronze Age date.

The monument lies in woodland at around 60m OD overlooking a steep slope to the E. It comprises a barrow, or burial mound, some 26m in diameter by 4.5m in maximum height, slightly truncated by a modern forestry track on its E side. The barrow appears to be largely of earthen construction and shows no sign of ever having been excavated.

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 truncated circle with a maximum diameter of 50m 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. It may be expected to contain burials and other ritual and funerary deposits.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 66 NW 5.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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