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Bonnie Laws,cairn 700m north of Cocklawfoot

A Scheduled Monument in Kelso and District, Scottish Borders

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.4673 / 55°28'2"N

Longitude: -2.2306 / 2°13'50"W

OS Eastings: 385516

OS Northings: 619294

OS Grid: NT855192

Mapcode National: GBR D5V6.WY

Mapcode Global: WH9ZS.PVZ3

Entry Name: Bonnie Laws,cairn 700m N of Cocklawfoot

Scheduled Date: 13 March 1991

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4994

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Morebattle

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Kelso and District

Traditional County: Roxburghshire

Description

The monument is a burial cairn of the Bronze Age situated on the western summit of Bonnie Laws. It measures c. 9m in diameter and is 0.6m high; a modern cairn has been erected on top of it. The area to be scheduled measures 50m in diameter, centred on the cairn, to include it and an area around it in which traces of activities associated with its construction and use may survive, as marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a cairn which has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of prehistoric burial and ceremonial practices. Taken with the other remains of prehistoric activity in the area it has the potential to cast considerable light on those aspects of life unlikely to leave traces in settlement sites with the potential to increase considerably our knowledge of the development and use of the landscape in prehistory.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NT81NE 26.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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