Forfar, Newmonthill Cemetery

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Site Type CIST(S)
Canmore ID 33774
Site Number NO45SE 29
NGR NO 4618 5018
Council ANGUS
Former Region TAYSIDE
Former District ANGUS
Former County ANGUS
Datum OSGB36 - NGR
NGR Desc NO 4618 5018 and NO 4617 5017

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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.

External Links

Angus Historic Environment Record

Books and References

Coutts, H (1966) 'Recent discoveries of short cists in Angus and East Perthshire', Proc Soc Antiq Scot, vol.97
Page(s): 157-8, 161-3

Simpson and Stevenson, A T and S (1981r) Historic Forfar: the archaeological implications of development, Scottish burgh survey series {Glasgow}
Page(s): 15, no. 8(c) Held at RCAHMS C.3.3.BUR

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