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Logie Newton, kerb cairns 700m north west of

A Scheduled Monument in Turriff and District, Aberdeenshire

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Latitude: 57.441 / 57°26'27"N

Longitude: -2.5694 / 2°34'9"W

OS Eastings: 365919

OS Northings: 839103

OS Grid: NJ659391

Mapcode National: GBR N901.X81

Mapcode Global: WH8N0.H7QJ

Entry Name: Logie Newton, kerb cairns 700m NW of

Scheduled Date: 17 August 1925

Last Amended: 16 October 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM28

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: kerb cairn

Location: Auchterless

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Turriff and District

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire


The monument comprises a group of three burial cairns of the Bronze Age with substantial kerbs (mainly of white quartz), and the area around and between these cairns. This is a rescheduling to provide an accurate definition of the extent of the protected area, which is not clear in the original papers.

Cairn A measures 5m in diameter, with about eight of the kerb-stones in situ; others lie displaced around the perimeter and interior. Cairn B measures about 7.5m in diameter. Cairn C survives as a turf-covered mound about 7.5m in diameter and about 0.6m high. It is likely that the cairns will contain one or more burials, and that features associated with burial rituals will survive within, below and around the cairns.

The area to be scheduled is rectangular and measures 70m WSW to ENE by 40m transversely, to include the cairns and any features associated with their construction and use which may survive between and around them, as marked in red on the accompanying map extract. The above-ground element of the field boundary wall within the scheduled area is specifically excluded.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a group of well preserved examples of their kind, which have the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of Bronze Age burial and ritual in NE Scotland. There are few surviving examples of this class of site.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


No Bibliography entries for this designation

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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