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Fettercairn House,burial mound 450m south west of

A Scheduled Monument in Mearns, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.8527 / 56°51'9"N

Longitude: -2.57 / 2°34'12"W

OS Eastings: 365332

OS Northings: 773617

OS Grid: NO653736

Mapcode National: GBR NB0L.WY8

Mapcode Global: WH8QX.H0DZ

Entry Name: Fettercairn House,burial mound 450m SW of

Scheduled Date: 18 February 1991

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4961

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: barrow

Location: Fettercairn

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Mearns

Traditional County: Kincardineshire

Description

The monument is a burial mound of the late Neolithic or early Bronze Age, measuring c. 22m in diameter and over 2m in height. It will cover at least one burial, and other burials may lie beneath and within the mound. In addition the mound will cover an area of contemporary 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 features associated with its construction and use may survive, as marked in red on the attached map; the modern fence and power line poles currently lying within the area are specifically excluded.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a substantial burial mound which has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of prehistoric burial and ceremonial practices, particularly because a comparable mound lies just 950m to the N; comparison of the two would be of considerable interest. Its importance is enhanced because of the old land surface preserved beneath it; valuable information on contemporary land use may survive and experience leads us to believe that the remains of earlier burial or settlement activity may also be found there.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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