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Doune of Dalmore, cairn and stone circle

A Scheduled Monument in Speyside Glenlivet, Moray

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Latitude: 57.3609 / 57°21'39"N

Longitude: -3.3561 / 3°21'22"W

OS Eastings: 318517

OS Northings: 830863

OS Grid: NJ185308

Mapcode National: GBR L928.9BW

Mapcode Global: WH6KR.F72W

Entry Name: Doune of Dalmore, cairn and stone circle

Scheduled Date: 30 June 1927

Last Amended: 9 October 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM337

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: stone circle or ring

Location: Inveravon

County: Moray

Electoral Ward: Speyside Glenlivet

Traditional County: Banffshire


The monument comprises the remains of a ring cairn (a prehistoric burial monument with an open central area) within a surrounding stone circle. It is one of the type known as 'Clava cairns'. The monument is already scheduled, but the documentation is of poor quality. This rescheduling rectifies that problem.

The cairn is 13m in diameter and 0.7m high. Four of the stones of the surrounding circle are now standing, but some others, which have fallen, lie where they fell.

The area to be scheduled measures 40m in diameter, to include the cairn, the original extent of the stone circle and an area around them in which traces of activity associated with their construction and use are likely to survive. The posts of the fence running across the northern part of the area are specifically included in the scheduling.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a well-preserved example of an unusual Bronze Age structure monument, whose distribution is restricted to the area around Inverness. It has considerable potential to enhance our understanding of prehistoric burial and ritual activity.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


No Bibliography entries for this designation

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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