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Hawk Hill cairn

A Scheduled Monument in Clackmannanshire South, Clackmannanshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.1152 / 56°6'54"N

Longitude: -3.7848 / 3°47'5"W

OS Eastings: 289119

OS Northings: 692821

OS Grid: NS891928

Mapcode National: GBR 1K.LMPL

Mapcode Global: WH5QD.TKXB

Entry Name: Hawk Hill cairn

Scheduled Date: 2 September 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6914

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Alloa

County: Clackmannanshire

Electoral Ward: Clackmannanshire South

Traditional County: Clackmannanshire

Description

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

The monument lies in parkland at around 35m OD commanding extensive views in all directions, particularly over the Forth. It comprises the remains of a stony cairn some 16.5m in diameter and about 1.5m high. In recent years a concrete seat has been set on its summit. Nineteenth century excavations revealed the remains of a skeleton in a cist within the cairn and there are likely to be further burials in and around it.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the cairn and an area around it in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is approximately semi-circular with a maximum 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 material relating to barrow-building techniques as well as funerary deposits of the Later Neolithic or Bronze Age.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NS 89 SE 10.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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