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A Scheduled Monument in Stonehaven and Lower Deeside, Aberdeenshire

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Latitude: 57.0179 / 57°1'4"N

Longitude: -2.3595 / 2°21'34"W

OS Eastings: 378266

OS Northings: 791925

OS Grid: NO782919

Mapcode National: GBR XB.P0DS

Mapcode Global: WH8Q1.QVLV

Entry Name: Cairn-mon-earn,cairn

Scheduled Date: 18 December 1990

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4892

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Durris

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Stonehaven and Lower Deeside

Traditional County: Kincardineshire


The monument is a substantial burial cairn of the Early Bronze Age situated on the summit of Cairn-mon-earn, measuring 17m in diameter and 3m in height. It has been disturbed by the insertion of an OS triangulation pillar, by the construction of the foundations of a fire watching hut and by the building of small shelters from the stone; none of these will have disturbed the deposits under the

cairn. An area measuring 30m in diameter, centred on the cairn, is proposed for scheduling, as marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a very substantial burial cairn, set in a prominent position, which has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of prehistoric burials and the ceremonial activities associated with them. The superficial distburbance to the cairn will not have diminished the archaeological value of the deposits under it.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 79 SE 6.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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