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Reedie,cairns 850m NNW and 850m north west of

A Scheduled Monument in Kirriemuir and Dean, Angus

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Latitude: 56.6635 / 56°39'48"N

Longitude: -3.0547 / 3°3'17"W

OS Eastings: 335447

OS Northings: 752906

OS Grid: NO354529

Mapcode National: GBR VH.F8C9

Mapcode Global: WH7QB.1SM2

Entry Name: Reedie,cairns 850m NNW and 850m NW of

Scheduled Date: 10 November 1988

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4582

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Airlie

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Kirriemuir and Dean

Traditional County: Angus


The monument comprises the remains of two burial mounds of the late Neolithic or Early Bronze Age, some 3500 to 4000 years old. The eastern of the two mounds lies adjacent to a field boundary; it measures 14.5m in diameter and 1.1m high. It is heavily overgrown by gorse. 400m to the SW lies the second mound, which lies adjacent to the junction of two field boundaries. It measures 26m in diameter and 1.2m high. It has suffered some damage from tree planting in the past.

Both monuments lie in rough grassland, apparently formerly planted with trees but now showing little sign of this. The areas to be scheduled measure a maximum of 30m across, centred on the cairns, to include them and an area around them in which traces of activities associated with their use may survive, modern field fences being specifically excluded, as marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The two cairns which comprise the monument are of national importance because they have the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of prehistoric burial and ceremonial practices. The eastern of the pair is of particular importance because of its good state of preservation; the western cairn, although mutilated, will still preserve within it remains of burials which would provide valuable comparative information to those preserved in the eastern mound.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



The monument is RCAHMS number NO 35 SE 17 and 23.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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