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Bridgend,cairn 180m SSW of Bridge of Lethnot

A Scheduled Monument in Brechin and Edzell, Angus

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.8028 / 56°48'10"N

Longitude: -2.7614 / 2°45'41"W

OS Eastings: 353598

OS Northings: 768179

OS Grid: NO535681

Mapcode National: GBR WS.TD3T

Mapcode Global: WH7PW.K88Q

Entry Name: Bridgend,cairn 180m SSW of Bridge of Lethnot

Scheduled Date: 26 March 1987

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4416

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Lethnot and Navar

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Brechin and Edzell

Traditional County: Angus

Description

The monument is a cairn with a heavy boulder kerb, measuring 9.2m overall and standing to a height of up to 1m. The largest boulders are in the SW. Several boulders have been displaced recently, presumably during ploughing. The monument is a well preserved example of a rare type.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is a well preserved example of a rare type. It is of particular interest because the boulders of its kerb are more massive to the SW implying a link with recumbent stone circle and the ring cairn of E Scotland. The underlying old ground surface may preserve pollen and other material allowing an insight into Bronze Age agriculture. It is of national importance to the theme of Bronze Age burial traditions in E Scotland.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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