List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
Resting Cairn
Resting Cairn
Mr Adie Hillfoot
Mr J. Cranna Tarwathie
Description of Formartine & Buchan Ry [Railway]
George Benzies Hillfoot
007 A large heap of stones situated on the southern acclivity of the Hill of Mormond, &, a short distance north of the farms of Mormondfoot. Tradition states that in former times Strichen possessed no Burying place nearer than the churchyard of Rathen; In carrying the coffin from Strichen to the place of burial the mourners rested at this spot previous to taking the Hill, which, at this point becomes very steep.
The Cairn is well known throughout the district as the Resting Cairn, & measures 50 feet in Diameter by 4 feet in height.
"In the early periods of Strichen's history, the people had to carry their dead over the Hill of Mormond, to their burying ground on the Rathen side, and their footpath is still to be seen, as well as a Cairn whereon they rested the corpse before taking the steepest part of the hill. This is called "the resting cairn," and lies between Dencalie, or "the den of rest," and what was called the "Fountstone," now "Huntstone."
"Description of Formartine & Buchan Ry [Railway]"

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