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Meikle Coull,burial mound 1200m north west of

A Scheduled Monument in Brechin and Edzell, Angus

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Latitude: 56.7272 / 56°43'38"N

Longitude: -2.9028 / 2°54'10"W

OS Eastings: 344854

OS Northings: 759871

OS Grid: NO448598

Mapcode National: GBR WL.ZC3M

Mapcode Global: WH7Q6.C5YN

Entry Name: Meikle Coull,burial mound 1200m NW of

Scheduled Date: 19 March 1990

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4734

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: barrow

Location: Tannadice

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Brechin and Edzell

Traditional County: Angus


The monument is a burial mound of the Neolithic or Bronze Age, between 3500 and 5000 years old, situated on the crest of a hillock. It measures about 40m E - W by 30m transversely and is about 2m high. There are no traces of disturbance and it is likely that the mound will cover one or more burials, possibly associated with the remains of timber or stone structures. In addition the mound will cover part of the prehistoric ground surface. The area to be scheduled measures 60m in diameter, centred on the mound, to include the mound and an area around in which traces of activities associated with its construction may survive, as marked in red on the attached map. The telegraph pole which lies within the scheduled area is specifically excluded from the scheduling.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a well preserved Neolithic/Bronze Age burial mound which has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of prehistoric burial and ceremonial practices. It is of particular importance because it has not been disturbed by antiquarian excavation. The contemporary ground surface which the mound covers has the potential to increase our knowledge of prehistoric land use.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 45 NW 1.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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