Scheduled Monument

Mill of Knockglass, cairn 220m S of, Bridge of WestfieldSM470

Status: Designated


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Date Added
Last Date Amended
Prehistoric ritual and funerary: cairn (type uncertain)
Local Authority
ND 5658 63669
305658, 963669


The monument comprises a round cairn, probably a chambered tomb of Neolithic date. It was scheduled in 1938, but the area designated at that time is inadequate to include all of the area of archaeological importance. Hence this extension.

The cairn lies in an area between ploughed fields and the E bank of the Forss Water. It is circular, about 11.5m in diameter, and stands about 1.5m high. The top is flattened, perhaps by an old excavation, and there has been a more recent hole dug into the SE side. In this hole, cairn material is exposed and two upright slabs protruding from its N side may be part of a central chamber.

The area now to be scheduled is a circle 30m in diameter, to include the cairn and an area around it in which evidence relating to its construction and use is likely to survive. This area is marked in red on the accompanying map extract.



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