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Dundavie, kerb-cairn 730m NNE of

A Scheduled Monument in Highland, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.7408 / 56°44'26"N

Longitude: -3.8369 / 3°50'12"W

OS Eastings: 287742

OS Northings: 762522

OS Grid: NN877625

Mapcode National: GBR JBWX.55Y

Mapcode Global: WH5M9.1T6T

Entry Name: Dundavie, kerb-cairn 730m NNE of

Scheduled Date: 3 March 1999

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7996

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: kerb cairn

Location: Blair Atholl

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Highland

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises a kerb-cairn cairn of prehistoric date, visible as a grass-covered mound.

The monument lies on a locally prominent site in rough grassland at around 330m OD. It comprises a stony cairn with a diameter of about 10m, standing to a height of about 0.6m. A kerb defined by large boulders is clearly visible around the S arc. At the centre of the mound a stone cist has been exposed, measuring about 1m E-W by about 0.6m N-S. Despite this evidence of early excavation, it is likely that the cairn will preserve the remains of further burials and associated ritual deposits.

Cairns of this type are funerary monuments dating principally to the Bronze Age. The present example is one of a series of prehistoric settlement and funerary remains scattered across this hillside.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related material may be expected to be found. It is circular with a diameter of 35m, as marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to contribute to an understanding of prehistoric funerary and ritual practices. Its importance is increased by its proximity to other monuments of potentially contemporary date.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NN 86 SE 21.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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