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North Kirktonmoor,cairn 330m south west of

A Scheduled Monument in Newton Mearns South and Eaglesham, East Renfrewshire

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Latitude: 55.7344 / 55°44'3"N

Longitude: -4.3044 / 4°18'15"W

OS Eastings: 255403

OS Northings: 651403

OS Grid: NS554514

Mapcode National: GBR 3Q.CLMN

Mapcode Global: WH3PT.V4G8

Entry Name: North Kirktonmoor,cairn 330m SW of

Scheduled Date: 3 March 1993

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5645

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Eaglesham

County: East Renfrewshire

Electoral Ward: Newton Mearns South and Eaglesham

Traditional County: Renfrewshire


The monument comprises a burial cairn which is situated on a slight terrace to the SW of North Kirktonmoor farmsteading.

Trapezoidal on plan, it consists of a platform of stones which measures 22m from E to W by 15m transversely. The shape may in part be due to the effects of ploughing; there has also been some robbing of the interior of the cairn, although not in recent times.

The area to be scheduled measures 60m in diameter, to include the cairn and an area around in which traces of evidence associated with its construction and use may survive, as marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because it is a well-preserved burial cairn, of probable Bronze Age date, which has the potential to provide information about prehistoric burial and ritual practice, as well as to provide environmental and dating evidence from the old ground surface which it has sealed.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



The monument is RCAHMS number NS 55 SS 23.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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