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Cairn Geddes, cairn

A Scheduled Monument in Kinross-shire, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.3016 / 56°18'5"N

Longitude: -3.4243 / 3°25'27"W

OS Eastings: 311963

OS Northings: 713045

OS Grid: NO119130

Mapcode National: GBR 1Z.6YFW

Mapcode Global: WH6QR.CVMZ

Entry Name: Cairn Geddes, cairn

Scheduled Date: 11 November 2003

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM9459

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Arngask

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Kinross-shire

Traditional County: Perthshire


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

The monument lies in upland moorland at 278m O.D. on a ridge forming part of Lochelbank Hill. It comprises a disturbed, turf-covered flat-topped mound, 20.5m diameter and 0.5m high. A stone coffin was found c.1835, about six feet below the surface, containing some human bones etc (Name Book 1855; Mackie 1958). A modern stone cairn has been built on its S side.

Cairns of this type are funerary monuments dating to the Bronze Age, and may be expected to contain material relating to their mode of construction and use. It is possible that additional cists (stone coffins) survive beneath 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, measuring 40m in diameter, as marked 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 an understanding of prehistoric funerary and ritual practices.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO11SW 3.



Mackie J (1958), ANNALS OF ARNGASK.

ORDNANCE SURVEY NAME BOOK (1855) Original Name Books of the Ordnance Survey.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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