Forfar, Newmonthill Cemetery

Cist(s)

Site Name Forfar, Newmonthill Cemetery

Classification Cist(s)

Canmore ID 33774

Site Number NO45SE 29

NGR NO 4618 5018

NGR Description NO 4618 5018 and NO 4617 5017

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Angus
  • Parish Forfar
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District Angus
  • Former County Angus

Archaeology Notes

NO45SE 29 4618 5018 and 4617 5017

(A: NO 4618 5018; B: NO 4617 5017) Two short cists found on 19th October 1961, during extension to Newmonthill Cemetery, and excavated by a team from Dundee Museum under J D Boyd.

Cist 'A' measured 3' x 2' x 1'3" deep with a lid 4 1/2' long and contained a female skeleton, aged about 30, height 5'1", with a food vessel which is now in Dundee Museum.

Cist 'B' measured 2 1/2' x 1 1/2' x 1 1/2' and contained cremated bone fragments.

Photographs and reports are available at Dundee Museum.

Information from Dundee Museum Record Card; Information from J D Boyd, Curator, Dundee Museum 13 July 1965; Information (illustrated) from 'The Scotsman' 24 October 1961.

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