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Clune Wood,cairn 900m south east of Woodlands School

A Scheduled Monument in Stonehaven and Lower Deeside, Aberdeenshire

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Latitude: 57.0459 / 57°2'45"N

Longitude: -2.3421 / 2°20'31"W

OS Eastings: 379344

OS Northings: 795032

OS Grid: NO793950

Mapcode National: GBR XB.MBDM

Mapcode Global: WH8Q2.050C

Entry Name: Clune Wood,cairn 900m SE of Woodlands School

Scheduled Date: 18 December 1990

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4910

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: cairn (type uncertain)

Location: Durris

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Stonehaven and Lower Deeside

Traditional County: Kincardineshire


The monument is a cairn situated on a gentle NW-facing slope, immediately adjacent to a forest road, 150m WNW of the scheduled recumbent stone circle and ring cairn which also lie in the wood. The cairn measures 20m NW to SE by 16m transversely, and ranges in height from 1.8m on the NW to 0.5m on the SE.

The upper part of the cairn has suffered some disturbance but the underlying burial deposits will survive. The area to be scheduled measures 40m in diameter, centred on the mound as marked in red on the attached map, the area of the present forest road lying within the area being specifically excluded.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a cairn beneath which will lie at least one Bronze Age burial, and a contemporary land surface, which may preserve evidence of land use in the area. It has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of burial and ceremonial practices. It is of particular importance because of the survival nearby of a well preserved recumbent stone circle and ring cairn, which probably represent different aspects of prehistoric burial and ceremonial practice.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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