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Ballownie,mound 100m north east of

A Scheduled Monument in Brechin and Edzell, Angus

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Latitude: 56.7759 / 56°46'33"N

Longitude: -2.6377 / 2°38'15"W

OS Eastings: 361128

OS Northings: 765106

OS Grid: NO611651

Mapcode National: GBR WX.W37L

Mapcode Global: WH8R2.GY6D

Entry Name: Ballownie,mound 100m NE of

Scheduled Date: 29 April 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6376

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: mound (ritual or funerary)

Location: Stracathro

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Brechin and Edzell

Traditional County: Angus


The monument comprises the remains of a burial mound of prehistoric date. The monument lies in woodland at around 50m OD. It comprises the remains of a burial mound surviving as a turf-covered stony mound. It measures some 25m in diameter by about 4m in height.

Quarrying has disturbed parts of the NW side, as has the construction of a modern road. Immediately outside the S arc is a denuded bank some 2m wide, possibly a later plantation dyke. To the NNW are the remains of two cursus monuments and associated features, possibly associated with the burial mound.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the remains of the mound and an area around in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is a circle lacking parts of the W side, and has a diameter of 40m 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. Its importance is greatly enhanced by its proximity to potentially contemporary sites.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 66 NW 20.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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