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Longman Cairn, long barrow, Longman Hill

A Scheduled Monument in Troup, Aberdeenshire

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Latitude: 57.6473 / 57°38'50"N

Longitude: -2.4409 / 2°26'27"W

OS Eastings: 373779

OS Northings: 862012

OS Grid: NJ737620

Mapcode National: GBR N8BH.VX4

Mapcode Global: WH8M3.G1WV

Entry Name: Longman Cairn, long barrow, Longman Hill

Scheduled Date: 18 December 1924

Last Amended: 28 February 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM341

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: long barrow

Location: Gamrie

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Troup

Traditional County: Banffshire


The monument is a well-preserved long earthen burial mound of the early Neolithic period, some 5500 years old. The monument was first scheduled in 1924, but the area was not adequately defined at that time.

The mound is about 66m long in total and appears to comprise a large round mound (c. 22m across and 4m high) with a long tail to the SSW. Slight damage has been done to the area at the N by quarrying, and a smaller hole was dug into the S end in the 1950s. The main part of the monument survives intact, however.

The area to be scheduled is rectangular and measures 90m NNE to SSW by 45m transversely, to include the visible remains of the mound and an area around in which features associated with the construction and use of the mound are likely to survive, as marked in red on the attached map. The area of the abandoned quarry is included as it is necessary for the support of the monument.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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