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Cremation (Period Unassigned), Food Vessel

Site Name Kilmagadwood

Classification Cremation (Period Unassigned), Food Vessel

Alternative Name(s) Kilmagad Farm

Canmore ID 27852

Site Number NO10SE 1

NGR NO 1799 0222

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Perth And Kinross
  • Parish Portmoak (Perth And Kinross)
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District Perth And Kinross
  • Former County Kinross-shire

Archaeology Notes

NO10SE 1 1799 0222.

(NO 1799 0222) Bronze Age Cinerary Urn found AD 1946 (NAT)

OS 25" map (1967)

An encrusted urn burial was found by D Nichol of Kilmagad farm during spring ploughing in 1946. The base of the urn was destroyed in the process. The site was a sloping knoll 250 yds NW of Kilmagad and 40 yds below the Scotlandwell - Kinnesswood road. Nichol had removed a number of large stones from the knoll, but these may have had no direct connection with the burial. The knoll, however, seemed to be rather stony in comparison with the sandy soil of the field.

The urn (now in the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland {NMAS} - Accession no: EA 232), 15 1/2 ins high, was inverted in a paved circular hole. It contained a small amount of ashes, some having been removed when first found. More ashes filled a space between stones.

R B K Stevenson 1948.


Geophysical Survey (February 2017)

NO 18022 02137 (NO10SE 1) A geophysical survey was commissioned by Kinross Museum to investigate a field at Kilmagadwood as part of a community archaeology programme for the Our Portmoak Project. The survey, which was undertaken in February 2017, aimed to investigate the site where a Bronze Age cremation urn was discovered in 1946 and adjacent to where several further urns were excavated during 2012–13. A Sensys 16-sensor Magneto vehicle-towed magnetometer rig was utilised for the survey with a dedicated GPS. The results included concentrations of magnetic spikes near the SE end of the field, which may indicate the site of cremation urns and pits. Excavation will be required to verify these results. A sherd of medieval pottery and four flakes of worked flint were found during the survey and the findspots recorded.

Archive: Kinross (Marshall) Museum, NRHE and PKHT (intended)

Funder: Heritage Lottery Fund and Historic Environment Scotland

Oliver O’Grady – OJT Heritage

(Source: DES, Volume 18)


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