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Mondowie, burial cairn 460m NNW of

A Scheduled Monument in Trossachs and Teith, Stirling

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Latitude: 56.1891 / 56°11'20"N

Longitude: -4.3149 / 4°18'53"W

OS Eastings: 256437

OS Northings: 702025

OS Grid: NN564020

Mapcode National: GBR 0X.G2LX

Mapcode Global: WH3MH.PPGP

Entry Name: Mondowie, burial cairn 460m NNW of

Scheduled Date: 3 March 1999

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM8107

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Port Of Menteith

County: Stirling

Electoral Ward: Trossachs and Teith

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises a burial cairn of prehistoric date, visible as a turf-covered stony mound.

The monument lies in rough grassland at around 180m OD. It comprises a round cairn measuring about 11m N-S by about 9m transversely, standing to a height of about 1m. It is one of a group of three cairns in close proximity on this area of moorland.

Cairns of this type are funerary monuments dating to the Neolithic and Bronze Age. The present example may be expected to contain evidence for burial and related ritual deposits.

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 45m, 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 our 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 50 SE 59.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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