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Inchbare,cursus south east of

A Scheduled Monument in Brechin and Edzell, Angus

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Latitude: 56.7797 / 56°46'46"N

Longitude: -2.6416 / 2°38'29"W

OS Eastings: 360889

OS Northings: 765533

OS Grid: NO608655

Mapcode National: GBR WX.VVS5

Mapcode Global: WH8R2.DV9G

Entry Name: Inchbare,cursus SE of

Scheduled Date: 29 April 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6374

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: cursus/bank barrow

Location: Stracathro

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Brechin and Edzell

Traditional County: Angus


The monument comprises the remains of a cursus of Neolithic date represented by cropmarks visible on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies on level ground in arable farmland at around 40m OD. It comprises a pit-defined cursus, or elongated rectilinear enclosure, some 300m long by 40m wide, running approximately ENE-WSW. Further lines of pits lie at the WSW end of the cursus and several possible barrows lie within the complex. Another cursus lies in a field to the NW. Such monuments appear to represent ritual enclosures of the Neolithic period.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the remains described above and an area around them in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is irregular on plan with maximum dimensions of 340m WSW-ENE by 100m as marked in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to contribute to our understanding of Neolithic ritual practices. Its importance is greatly enhanced by its close proximity to several potentially contemporary sites.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 66 NW 49.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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