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Craighead Lodge,mound 100m north west of

A Scheduled Monument in Trossachs and Teith, Stirling

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.1586 / 56°9'31"N

Longitude: -4.1102 / 4°6'36"W

OS Eastings: 269038

OS Northings: 698220

OS Grid: NS690982

Mapcode National: GBR 15.HSR2

Mapcode Global: WH4NX.TGYL

Entry Name: Craighead Lodge,mound 100m NW of

Scheduled Date: 30 September 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6475

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Kilmadock

County: Stirling

Electoral Ward: Trossachs and Teith

Traditional County: Perthshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a burial mound of prehistoric date surviving as a tree-covered stony mound.

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 30m OD. It comprises the remains of a burial mound some 14m in diameter and about 1.5m high revetted by a relatively modern wall. Antiquarian excavations in 1758 recovered evidence of 'urns' but do not appear to have caused great disturbance.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the mound and an area around it in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is circular with 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. It may be expected to contain funerary deposits and evidence relating to its mode of construction and use.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NS 69 NE 5.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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