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Monzie,burial mound 300m north west of

A Scheduled Monument in Highland, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.7909 / 56°47'27"N

Longitude: -3.798 / 3°47'52"W

OS Eastings: 290263

OS Northings: 768037

OS Grid: NN902680

Mapcode National: GBR JBZR.YSD

Mapcode Global: WH5M3.MKMW

Entry Name: Monzie,burial mound 300m NW of

Scheduled Date: 24 March 1988

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4482

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Blair Atholl

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Highland

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument is a burial mound of the Neolithic period, some 4000 to 5000 years old. The upper part is roughly circular in plan, measuring some 25m in diameter, and is about 4m high. It lies at the NE end of a low hillock which extends some 20m to the SW. The hillock is probably an earlier long burial mound. The round mound seems to be constructed of quarried gravel (suggesting that there may have been a ditch around it) with a layer of slabs laid over the surface. Structural sequences and building techniques of considerable complexity can be expected within such mounds.

In addition secondary burials, of the earlier Bronze Age will have been dug into the surface of the mound. The top of the mound has been disturbed; what may be the side slab of a cist is visible. An area measuring a maximum of 50m (SW-NE) by 40m transversely is proposed for scheduling, to include the round mound, the long mound on which it stands, and an area around in which traces of a ditch and ancillary activities may survive.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a well preserved burial mound of the Neolithic period. It is of particular interest because of the likely two phases of construction. It has the potential to increase our knowledge of early burial practices and, through study of the buried old land surface, of the contemporary environment.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



The monument is RCAHMS number NN 96 NW 2.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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