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Edenwood Farm,burial mound 350m north east of

A Scheduled Monument in Cupar, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.2962 / 56°17'46"N

Longitude: -3.0312 / 3°1'52"W

OS Eastings: 336274

OS Northings: 712001

OS Grid: NO362120

Mapcode National: GBR 2G.78Y2

Mapcode Global: WH7S8.D0SM

Entry Name: Edenwood Farm,burial mound 350m NE of

Scheduled Date: 15 October 1990

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4762

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Ceres

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Cupar

Traditional County: Fife

Description

The monument is a burial mound of the Neolithic or early Bronze Age, some 3500 to 5000 years old, which will cover burials and a contemporary land surface. It measures 35m in diameter and a maximum of 1.5 m high. The area to be scheduled measures 55m in diameter, to include the mound and an area around it in which traces of activity associated with its construction and use will survive, as marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a well preserved burial mound which has the potential to considerably enhance our understanding of prehistoric funerary and ceremonial practices. It is of particular importance because it will cover an area of Neolithic or Bronze Age land surface, which could considerably increase our understanding of early land use in Fife. The importance of the monument id further enhanced by the proximity of a similar mound, only 225m to the SW; comparison of the remains would be of great value.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NO 31 SE 35.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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