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Forfar, Newmonthill Cemetery

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Record Detail

  • Organisation
  • Alternative name(s)
  • Canmore ID
  • Site type
  • County
  • Parish
  • Council
  • NGR
    NO 4618 5018
  • Latitude, longitude
    56.640334N, 2.879107W
  • Archaeological 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.
  • Architectural notes

Related material information


  • 33774 (1961)
    Food vessel from cist No.1. PSAS fig 1 Coutts


  • 33774 (1961)
    Cist No.2 PSAS xlviii Herbert Coutts
  • 33774 (1961)
    Cist No.2 PSAS xlviii Herbert Coutts

1st edition 6-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Forfarshire, Sheet XXXVIII1861

1st edition 25-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey 25 inch to the mile Forfar, Sheet 038.081861