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Mondowie, burial cairn 280m north of

A Scheduled Monument in Trossachs and Teith, Stirling

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Latitude: 56.188 / 56°11'16"N

Longitude: -4.312 / 4°18'43"W

OS Eastings: 256613

OS Northings: 701886

OS Grid: NN566018

Mapcode National: GBR 0X.G38C

Mapcode Global: WH3MH.QQVM

Entry Name: Mondowie, burial cairn 280m N of

Scheduled Date: 3 March 1999

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM8108

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 low mound.

The monument lies in pasture at around 160m OD. It comprises a cairn measuring about 15m in diameter and standing to a maximum height of about 0.5m. Five large kerb-stones are visible at the S edge of the cairn, but the N side, slightly upslope, appears to have been removed.

Cairns of this type are funerary monuments dating to the Neolithic and Bronze Age. The present example is likely to contain evidence for burial and related ritual deposits. It is part of a group of three cairns in close proximity on this area of moorland.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the cairn and an area around it 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 60.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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