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Bruxie Hill,long cairn 650m WSW of Ferniebrae

A Scheduled Monument in Mearns, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.9159 / 56°54'57"N

Longitude: -2.2919 / 2°17'30"W

OS Eastings: 382326

OS Northings: 780542

OS Grid: NO823805

Mapcode National: GBR XF.DXLD

Mapcode Global: WH8QN.RFTL

Entry Name: Bruxie Hill,long cairn 650m WSW of Ferniebrae

Scheduled Date: 10 November 1988

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4574

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: long barrow

Location: Kinneff and Catterline

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Mearns

Traditional County: Kincardineshire

Description

The monument includes the remains of a long mound of stones and earth. It is 35m long EW; trapezoidal, it measures 20m across at its east end and 12m across at its west end. The middle portions of the mound stand about 0.6m above the surrounding ground and the rim of material defining its edges stands to about 0.8m. The area to be scheduled includes ground in which traces of activities associated

with the mound will survive; it is centred on the monument and measures 60m EW by 50m NS as delineated in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as one of the few surviving examples of early Neolithic unchambered burial mounds, and for its potential contribution to our understanding of burial and farming practices of the east of Scotland in the Neolithic. The large earthen component of its makeup suggests evidence of internal timber structures will survive, while the old ground surface underneath it will preserve evidence of the vegetation and farming practices of the area in the 4th millennium BC.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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Recorded in RCAHMS NO88SW 21

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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