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Monandavan,ring cairn 650m south west of

A Scheduled Monument in Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside, Aberdeenshire

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Latitude: 57.0904 / 57°5'25"N

Longitude: -2.904 / 2°54'14"W

OS Eastings: 345313

OS Northings: 800292

OS Grid: NJ453002

Mapcode National: GBR WL.7BW3

Mapcode Global: WH7NG.C1CS

Entry Name: Monandavan,ring cairn 650m SW of

Scheduled Date: 31 May 1989

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4685

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: ring cairn

Location: Glenmuick, Tullich and Glengairn

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire


The monument is a ring cairn, a burial structure of the Bronze Age, some 3500 years old. It comprises a circular area of stones about 16m in diameter with an ill-defined central clear area c. 7m across. The area to be scheduled measures 45m in diameter, centred on the cairn, to include the cairn 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 example of a type of monument rarely found on Deeside. It has the potential to considerably enhance our understanding of prehistoric burial and ceremonial practices. It is of particular importance because of the proximity of the well preserved Kinnord settlements and field systems; examination of the relationship between the two monuments could increase our knowledge of the development and use of the prehistoric landscape.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NJ 40 SE 45.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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