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Lunanhead

Burial Ground (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Lunanhead

Classification Burial Ground (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 33756

Site Number NO45SE 12

NGR NO 4774 5237

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 12 4774 5237.

(NO 4774 5237) Bronze Age Burial Ground (NR)

OS 6" map, (1975)

Bronze Age cists, both long and short, many containing grave-goods, have been found in this area over the period from the construction of the railway in the early 19th century to 1941. (See also NO45SE 35.)

One cist, 5' to 6' long, found in 1877, contained a crescentic jet necklace. Another, found c. 1852 measured only 3' to 4' long but also contained a necklace. One, 4'8" long, found in 1877, contained a food vessel while another 3'8" long contained a beaker. Many are known to have contained only human remains. Site is now built over.

A Jervise 1859; W Galloway 1878; J T Ewen 1942.

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