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Tinto Cairn,cairn on summit of Tinto Hill

A Scheduled Monument in Clydesdale East, South Lanarkshire

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Latitude: 55.5916 / 55°35'29"N

Longitude: -3.6625 / 3°39'45"W

OS Eastings: 295321

OS Northings: 634363

OS Grid: NS953343

Mapcode National: GBR 23VS.WD

Mapcode Global: WH5SZ.QQ48

Entry Name: Tinto Cairn,cairn on summit of Tinto Hill

Scheduled Date: 31 May 1989

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4660

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Wiston and Roberton

County: South Lanarkshire

Electoral Ward: Clydesdale East

Traditional County: Lanarkshire


The monument is a very substantial cairn on the summit of Tinto Hill. Although added to over the years, the cairn has its origin as a prehistoric burial place. The area to be scheduled is circular and 60m in diameter, as delineated in red on the attached plan.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a fine field monument, being one of the most substantial cairns in Scotland. Also of national importance is the fact that more recent accretions undoubtedly contain a prehistoric burial cairn, with evidence for funerary practices in the Neolithic or Bronze Age.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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