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Edenwood Farm,burial mound 120m ENE of

A Scheduled Monument in Cupar, Fife

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Latitude: 56.2944 / 56°17'39"N

Longitude: -3.0331 / 3°1'59"W

OS Eastings: 336155

OS Northings: 711807

OS Grid: NO361118

Mapcode National: GBR 2G.7GJJ

Mapcode Global: WH7S8.C1XZ

Entry Name: Edenwood Farm,burial mound 120m ENE of

Scheduled Date: 15 October 1990

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4761

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Ceres

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Cupar

Traditional County: Fife


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 32m in diameter and a maximum of 1.5 m high. The area to be scheduled measures 50m 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 is further enhanced by the proximity of a similar mound, only 225m to the NE; comparison of the remains would be of great value.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 31 SE 36.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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