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Haresburn Croft, burial mound 175m WSW of

A Scheduled Monument in Forfar and District, Angus

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Latitude: 56.658 / 56°39'28"N

Longitude: -2.7817 / 2°46'53"W

OS Eastings: 352178

OS Northings: 752076

OS Grid: NO521520

Mapcode National: GBR VP.KRVC

Mapcode Global: WH7QG.7XN8

Entry Name: Haresburn Croft, burial mound 175m WSW of

Scheduled Date: 10 November 1988

Last Amended: 9 October 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4584

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: barrow

Location: Rescobie

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Forfar and District

Traditional County: Angus


The monument comprises a burial mound of prehistoric date, visible as a grass-covered mound. It is being rescheduled in order to reflect more precisely the probable extent of buried archaeological deposits around the upstanding mound.

The monument lies in farmland at around 65m OD. It comprises a sub-circular mound measuring approximately 28m E-W by 25m and standing to a height of about 2m.

The mound is characteristic, in size, form and shape, of funerary monuments dating to the Neolithic and Bronze Age periods, and may be expected to contain burials and other ritual deposits. Similar deposits may be expected to survive in the immediate vicinity of the upstanding mound.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related material may be expected to be found. It is sub-circular with a maximum diameter of 50m, bounded on the N by a fence, which is itself excluded from the present rescheduling, as marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to contribute to our understanding of prehistoric funerary and ritual practices. Its importance is increased by its proximity to other monuments of potentially contemporary date.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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