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Kippenross House,burial mound 400m NNW of

A Scheduled Monument in Dunblane and Bridge of Allan, Stirling

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Latitude: 56.1804 / 56°10'49"N

Longitude: -3.961 / 3°57'39"W

OS Eastings: 278368

OS Northings: 700367

OS Grid: NN783003

Mapcode National: GBR 1B.GQ3D

Mapcode Global: WH4NT.4X2F

Entry Name: Kippenross House,burial mound 400m NNW of

Scheduled Date: 24 March 1988

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4502

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Dunblane and Lecropt

County: Stirling

Electoral Ward: Dunblane and Bridge of Allan

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument is an almost circular tree-covered mound measuring about 18m in diameter and 2.4m in height. It is mainly composed of earth but contains a quantity of small stones. It has a kerb of stones surviving best in the S part. The area to be scheduled is circular, measuring 40m in diameter, to include the cairn and an area around it in which traces of activity associated with its construction and use may survive.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a large and well preserved burial mound of the Middle or Late Neolithic (some 4000 to 5000 years old) which is unusual in being relatively undisturbed and in having a surviving stone kerb; it has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of prehistoric burial and ceremonial practices. It is also of importance because of the portion of undisturbed Neolithic land surface which it covers; scientific examination of this surface would enlarge our knowledge of prehistoric agriculture and the natural environment in the Neolithic. Taken with the other burial mounds in the area this monument has the potential to increase greatly our knowledge of the development not only of prehistoric burial practices but also of prehistoric land-use in this area.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



The monument is recorded in the RCAHMS as NN 70 SE 35.


RCAHMS (1979) Archaeological Sites and Monuments of Stirling District, 9, No. 20.

Wallace, J. C. (1953 b) 'Dunblane', Discovery and Excavation in Scotland, 13.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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