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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 barrow, a prehistoric burial monument and visible as cropmarks on oblique aerial photographs. The monument is located in low lying arable farmland to the North of the inner Tay estuary, West of the City of Dundee at around 30m above sea level.

The barrow is visible on aerial photographs as a circular ring feature approximately 14m in diameter. It is likely to contain the remains of one or more human burials placed in or around the centre of the barrow as well as associated archaeological materials and environmental deposits, sealed in the soil layers below the surface. Similar excavated examples have been dated to the Bronze Age (2,500BC – 800BC). 

The scheduled area is circular and measures 35m in diameter. It includes the remains described above and an area around within which evidence relating to the monument's construction, use and abandonment is expected to survive, as shown 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


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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