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North Wood, Dunfermline, cairn 140m NNW of crematorium

A Scheduled Monument in Dunfermline South, Fife

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Latitude: 56.0556 / 56°3'20"N

Longitude: -3.4173 / 3°25'2"W

OS Eastings: 311830

OS Northings: 685656

OS Grid: NT118856

Mapcode National: GBR 20.QD73

Mapcode Global: WH6S3.G2X0

Entry Name: North Wood, Dunfermline, cairn 140m NNW of crematorium

Scheduled Date: 1 November 2002

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM8556

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Dunfermline

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Dunfermline South

Traditional County: Fife


Probably rebuilt in later 19th century, incorporating the walls of a much earlier cottage. Traditional. 1 storey with byre at E end. Harled; gabled slate roof. Additions at rear and W end.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as an upstanding example of a prehistoric burial mound, in an area where upstanding monuments are relatively scarce. Although partly damaged, the structure and footprint of the cairn survive sufficiently well to retain the potential to contribute to an understanding of prehistoric funerary and ritual practices.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland




Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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