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Auchtertyre,barrow 300m NNW of

A Scheduled Monument in Kirriemuir and Dean, Angus

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Latitude: 56.5605 / 56°33'37"N

Longitude: -3.1681 / 3°10'5"W

OS Eastings: 328304

OS Northings: 741556

OS Grid: NO283415

Mapcode National: GBR VF.5L0J

Mapcode Global: WH6PQ.9CMH

Entry Name: Auchtertyre,barrow 300m NNW of

Scheduled Date: 9 January 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6300

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: barrow

Location: Newtyle

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Kirriemuir and Dean

Traditional County: Angus


The monument comprises the remains of a barrow of prehistoric date surviving as a tree-covered knoll. The barrow lies in arable farmland at around 70m OD. It comprises a mound some 10m in diameter by 1.5m high. It is surrounded by a low modern wall, and lies within a former rectangular earthwork, now virtually levelled by cultivation. This earthwork is probably of relatively recent date.

The monument may be expected to contain burial and other remains of ritual activities, as may the area around it.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the visible features and an area around them in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is 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.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 25 SE 50.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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