List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
CAIRNS [nr Menmuir Church] Cairns
Land of the Lindsays
Old Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account]
John Watson Ledmore
Mr. Will Writer Brechin
026 "The cluster of so called barrows near the Church of Menmuir are commonly attributed to the Picts and Danes, Old Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account] ........ It is certain that these barrows have an artificial look but perhaps this is the amount of the matter and we are not aware that they have ever been opened, or that any warlike or domestic remains relating to prehistoric times have been found in their vicinity. It is true that on disinterring a stone Coffin a few years ago in the Cotton Muir, at a short distance from these barrows, a flint spear head was found in it as large as a man's hand........... A thin bronze hatchet was also found near the same spot"
Land of the Lindsays
These cairns are all circular and vary in size. Some are good piles others barely traceable. They are similar to those in Lochlee parish, but not so good.

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Co. [County] Forfar -- Parish of Menmuir

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