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Melgum Lodge, mound 300m south east of

A Scheduled Monument in Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside, Aberdeenshire

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Latitude: 57.134 / 57°8'2"N

Longitude: -2.8757 / 2°52'32"W

OS Eastings: 347089

OS Northings: 805125

OS Grid: NJ470051

Mapcode National: GBR WM.4K25

Mapcode Global: WH7N2.SYSD

Entry Name: Melgum Lodge, mound 300m SE of

Scheduled Date: 16 November 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7912

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: mound (ritual or funerary)

Location: Logie-Coldstone

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire


The monument comprises the remains of a burial mound of the Bronze Age, some 24m across and 1.5m high.

The mound will cover at least one primary burial, and may contain a number of others. There is some evidence of disturbance but the greater part of the mound appears to survive.

The area to be scheduled measures 40m in diameter, centred on the mound, to include the mound and an area around it in which other features may survive, as marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a surviving burial mound, in an area where most prehistoric burial mounds have been destroyed, which has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of prehistoric burial traditions in the area. It is of particular importance because of the survival nearby of three ceremonial enclosures, probably broadly contemporary.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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