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Ferny Howe, cairn 200m ESE of

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.1153 / 57°6'55"N

Longitude: -2.9081 / 2°54'29"W

OS Eastings: 345103

OS Northings: 803077

OS Grid: NJ451030

Mapcode National: GBR WL.5PZL

Mapcode Global: WH7N8.9FF4

Entry Name: Ferny Howe, cairn 200m ESE of

Scheduled Date: 8 November 1999

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM8586

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Logie-Coldstone

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a probable burial cairn located on sloping ground some way to the W of an unfinished hillfort.

The probable cairn forms a conspicuous mound in a pasture field. The mound, which is a turf-covered pile of stones, is about 16m in diameter and around 1m high. No kerb stones are visible at the edge of the cairn but the margin of the monument is obscured by stones cleared from the field.

The area to be scheduled is 45m in diameter, to include the probable cairn and an area around it in which traces of activities associated with the construction and use of the cairn may survive, as shown in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance for its potential to contribute to an understanding of prehistoric religious beliefs and burial practices. Burial deposits provide important evidence for the ways in which people buried their dead and the beliefs they held.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NJ 40 SE 44.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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