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West Nevay,burial mound 1800m south of

A Scheduled Monument in Kirriemuir and Dean, Angus

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Latitude: 56.5646 / 56°33'52"N

Longitude: -3.0922 / 3°5'31"W

OS Eastings: 332975

OS Northings: 741941

OS Grid: NO329419

Mapcode National: GBR VG.DKMX

Mapcode Global: WH6PR.G8RB

Entry Name: West Nevay,burial mound 1800m S of

Scheduled Date: 31 May 1989

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4697

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Eassie and Nevay

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Kirriemuir and Dean

Traditional County: Angus


The monument is a burial mound of the late Neolithic or early Bronze Age, some 3500 to 4500 years old, situated in a hand planted Scots Pine plantation. The mound is circular and measures 5m in diameter and 0.4m high, surrounded by a shallow ditch about 2m across. The mound is unusual in being slightly dished on top. It will cover at least one burial. The area to be scheduled measures 30m in diameter, to include the mound and an area around in which traces of associated activities 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 enhance considerably our understanding of prehistoric burial and ceremonial practices. It is of particular interest because of its unusual design, and because of the survival of two other mounds (one of similar design, the other different) on adjacent hilltops.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the site as NO34SW 14.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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