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Jackschairs Wood,cairn 225m ENE of Netherholm

A Scheduled Monument in Almond and Earn, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.3357 / 56°20'8"N

Longitude: -3.5038 / 3°30'13"W

OS Eastings: 307122

OS Northings: 716946

OS Grid: NO071169

Mapcode National: GBR 1W.4YL5

Mapcode Global: WH5PL.40RS

Entry Name: Jackschairs Wood,cairn 225m ENE of Netherholm

Scheduled Date: 8 February 1993

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5579

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Forteviot

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Almond and Earn

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument is a well preserved prehistoric burial cairn which will cover at least one burial and may incorporate other burials within its mass. It occupies the summit of a hill and measures c. 14m in diameter and 1.5m high.

The area to be scheduled measures 40m in diameter, to include the mound and an area round it in which traces of activity associated with its construction and use may survive, as marked in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a well preserved and undisturbed mound which has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of prehistoric burial practices. It is of particular importance because it survives as an unploughed site in an area where most sites of this period have been ploughed flat. It is also of importance because it will preserve below it traces of the contemporary ground surface, which has the potential to increase our knowledge of land use practices in prehistory.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO01NE 7.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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