Fettercairn House,burial mound 450m SW ofSM4961
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- Prehistoric ritual and funerary: barrow
- Local Authority
- NO 65329 73615
- 365329, 773615
The monument is a burial mound of the late Neolithic or early Bronze Age, measuring c. 22m in diameter and over 2m in height. It will cover at least one burial, and other burials may lie beneath and within the mound. In addition the mound will cover an area of contemporary ground surface. The area to be scheduled measures 60m in diameter, centred on the mound, to include the mound and an area around in which features associated with its construction and use may survive, as marked in red on the attached map; the modern fence and power line poles currently lying within the area are specifically excluded.
Statement of National Importance
The monument is of national importance as a substantial burial mound which has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of prehistoric burial and ceremonial practices, particularly because a comparable mound lies just 950m to the N; comparison of the two would be of considerable interest. Its importance is enhanced because of the old land surface preserved beneath it; valuable information on contemporary land use may survive and experience leads us to believe that the remains of earlier burial or settlement activity may also be found there.
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