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Blairdrummond, barrow 150m east of Old Farm

A Scheduled Monument in Trossachs and Teith, Stirling

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.1672 / 56°10'1"N

Longitude: -4.054 / 4°3'14"W

OS Eastings: 272552

OS Northings: 699066

OS Grid: NS725990

Mapcode National: GBR 17.HF6V

Mapcode Global: WH4NY.P8Q0

Entry Name: Blairdrummond, barrow 150m E of Old Farm

Scheduled Date: 17 December 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6555

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: barrow

Location: Kincardine (Stirling)

County: Stirling

Electoral Ward: Trossachs and Teith

Traditional County: Perthshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a burial mound of Neolithic or Bronze Age date.

The monument lies in woodland adjacent to a caravan site. It comprises a substantial tree-covered mound some 21m E-W by 25m with a height of some 5m. The mound is characteristic of burial monuments of the Neolithic and Bronze Age periods.

Superficial excavation in the 1920s revealed two cist burials, and a cremation contained within a Bronze Age pot. It is likely that many more burials survive within and below the mound.

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 an irregular oval with maximum dimensions of 50m NNW-SSE by 40m as marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a fine field monument and because of its potential to add to our understanding of Neolithic and Bronze Age ritual and funerary practice.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NS 79 NW 2.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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