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Cairn Motherie,cairn,Creigh Hill

A Scheduled Monument in Kirriemuir and Dean, Angus

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Latitude: 56.7201 / 56°43'12"N

Longitude: -3.1925 / 3°11'32"W

OS Eastings: 327114

OS Northings: 759347

OS Grid: NO271593

Mapcode National: GBR W8.ZMNG

Mapcode Global: WH6NX.XCY4

Entry Name: Cairn Motherie,cairn,Creigh Hill

Scheduled Date: 12 March 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6343

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Lintrathen

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Kirriemuir and Dean

Traditional County: Angus


The monument comprises the remains of a burial cairn of prehistoric date.

The monument lies in rough pasture at around 490m OD close to the summit of Creigh Hill. It comprises a stony cairn some 13m in diameter by 1.2m high. Despite some modifications to the surface to create small modern bothies, the cairn appears substantially undamaged and may be expected to contain undisturbed burial deposits.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the cairn and an area around it in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is circular with a diameter of 30m as marked in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to contribute to our understanding of prehistoric ritual and funerary practices.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 25 NE 3.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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