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Barrow, 350m NNW of 28 Red Cliffs

A Scheduled Monument in Carse of Gowrie, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.4545 / 56°27'16"N

Longitude: -3.0815 / 3°4'53"W

OS Eastings: 333441

OS Northings: 729672

OS Grid: NO334296

Mapcode National: GBR VH.784Y

Mapcode Global: WH6QB.M1T7

Entry Name: Barrow, 350m NNW of 28 Red Cliffs

Scheduled Date: 14 November 1996

Last Amended: 17 January 2022

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6518

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: barrow

Location: Longforgan

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Carse of Gowrie

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises the remains of a ring ditch house of later prehistoric date represented by cropmarks visible on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 30m OD. It comprises a ring ditch some 12m-15m in diameter within a ditch some 2m-3m wide. An S-shaped length of ditch, some 1m wide, runs E-W, crossing the ring ditch, for a total length of around 70m. Ring ditches such as this have been shown on excavation to represent the remains of former timber roundhouses of the later prehistoric period. The surrounding area is rich in the remains of similar sites.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the ring ditch and an area around it in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is circular with a diameter of 60m as marked in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to contribute to our understanding of later prehistoric settlement and economy. Its importance is enhanced by its proximity to potentially contemporary sites.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 32 NW 12.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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