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Mijas, cairn 200m NNE of

A Scheduled Monument in Almond and Earn, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.332 / 56°19'55"N

Longitude: -3.5331 / 3°31'59"W

OS Eastings: 305302

OS Northings: 716569

OS Grid: NO053165

Mapcode National: GBR 1V.546R

Mapcode Global: WH5PK.P3RN

Entry Name: Mijas, cairn 200m NNE of

Scheduled Date: 23 March 2001

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM8879

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: cremation burial(s) (not under barrow/cairn)

Location: Forteviot

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Almond and Earn

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises a round cairn dating to the Bronze Age. The monument lies in a small wooded plantation, recently felled, at a height of around 30m OD, and is located upon a terrace which overlooks the Water of May.

It would originally have been circular in shape, though its southernmost edge has been truncated by ploughing. It measures 22m in diameter, and is upstanding to a height of 1.4m. The monument is a well-preserved example of a Bronze Age burial cairn, and it is possible that human remains still survive undisturbed within the mound.

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 on plan, measuring 40m in diameter, as marked in red upon the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to contribute to our understanding of burial practices in the prehistoric period. It is of particular importance because of its proximity to the Forteviot complex, parts of which are broadly contemporary with the cairn.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NN 01 NE 108.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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