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Droop Hill,cairns 1250m south west of Inches

A Scheduled Monument in Mearns, Aberdeenshire

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Latitude: 56.9243 / 56°55'27"N

Longitude: -2.4032 / 2°24'11"W

OS Eastings: 375557

OS Northings: 781517

OS Grid: NO755815

Mapcode National: GBR X8.C8CG

Mapcode Global: WH8QM.17X2

Entry Name: Droop Hill,cairns 1250m SW of Inches

Scheduled Date: 15 October 1990

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4778

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: field clearance cairn, cairnfield; Prehistoric ritual and funera

Location: Glenbervie

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Mearns

Traditional County: Kincardineshire


The monument is a group of at least 30 well preserved cairns

measuring between 1.5m and 6.5m across and up to 0.4m high. They have been formed by the clearing of ground for agriculture in prehistory; experience shows that the post holes of timber buildings may survive around or between them, and that a proportion of the cairns may

contain human burials. The area to be scheduled measures a maximum

of 360m NW to SE by 195m transversely, to include the cairns and an

area between and around them to include remains of activities

associated with their use, as marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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