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Cinerary Urn(S)

Site Name Kilmagadwood

Classification Cinerary Urn(S)

Canmore ID 320429

Site Number NO10SE 137

NGR NO 18057 02119

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


Archaeological Evaluation (6 December 2012)

9 trenches representing a 5% sample of the proposed development area were opened. Eight of them located deposits of ploughsoil overlying natural sand and nothing of archaeological interest. Trench 5 however located a line of four cremation urns which had been slightly plough damaged, one of these vessels was much smaller than the others (10cm diameter) suggesting that they may represent a family group.

Information from Oasis (derekhal1-138420) 13 December 2012

Excavation (December 2012 - 9 April 2013)

NO 18057 02119 An evaluation was undertaken in December 2012 and January 2013 on the proposed site of two new houses at Kilmagadwood. The area was considered of interest due to the discovery of a cinerary urn on the site in 1946 (NO10SE 1). The evaluations identified a number of cremation urns, and an excavation of the area was undertaken, 1–9 April 2013. The urns were excavated, lifted and recorded. A total of 24 urns were discovered, 6 were intact, 11 were slightly plough damaged, and 7 were broken.

Archive: RCAHMS

Funder: Imagine Land (Kilmagadwood) Ltd

Derek Hall, 2013

(Source: DES)

Excavation (16 January 2013)

A larger area measuring 10m by 11.50m was opened centred on the line of four cremation urns that were discovered in the first phase of site evaluation. A further four cremation urns were located in close proximity to the first find spot, two of these were intact the other two had been smashed by the plough. An area of burning was also located which was not obviously associated with either cremated bone or pottery.

Information from Oasis (derekhal1-141107) 18 January 2013

Excavation (18 March 2013 - 9 April 2013)

All of the located cremation urns were excavated, lifted and recorded. 23 urns in total were discovered, 6 of these were intact, 11 were slightly plough damaged and 6 were broken.

Information from Oasis (derekhal1-145118) 18 April 2013


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