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West Bracklinn, cairn 650m south east of

A Scheduled Monument in Trossachs and Teith, Stirling

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.2445 / 56°14'40"N

Longitude: -4.1702 / 4°10'12"W

OS Eastings: 265608

OS Northings: 707887

OS Grid: NN656078

Mapcode National: GBR 12.BK47

Mapcode Global: WH4NH.X9BS

Entry Name: West Bracklinn, cairn 650m SE of

Scheduled Date: 19 November 2003

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM10900

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: kerb cairn

Location: Callander

County: Stirling

Electoral Ward: Trossachs and Teith

Traditional County: Perthshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a prehistoric kerb cairn visible as upstanding remains. Sites such as this are burial and ritual monuments dating from the Bronze Age.

The monument lies at around 115m OD, on a S-facing hillslope looking down the valley of the Keltie Water. The cairn measures approximately 5m across and stands around 0.5m high. The perimeter of the cairn is clearly defined by a kerb of narrow rectilinear boulders set on their edges. The cairn shows no obvious signs of disturbance, and it is therefore probable that any original burial or votive deposits survive intact.

The area to be scheduled is a circle 25m in diameter, centred on the cairn, to include the cairn and an area around it where remains relating to its construction and use may be expected to survive, as shown in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance for its potential to contribute to our knowledge of prehistoric religious and funerary practices. In addition to the obvious potential for burial or ritual deposits, the apparently undisturbed nature of the site may also have led to good preservation beneath it of environmental evidence that could shed light on contemporary land use. The relationship between this cairn and a number of other prehistoric burial monuments in the Braes of Doune area also has the potential to enhance our knowledge of the evolution of funerary ritual and social organisation throughout the Neolithic and Bronze Age periods.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as Eas Uilleam, NN60NE 51.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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