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Falcon Stone, barrows 120m south west of

A Scheduled Monument in Carse of Gowrie, Perth and Kinross

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.4646 / 56°27'52"N

Longitude: -3.1465 / 3°8'47"W

OS Eastings: 329453

OS Northings: 730859

OS Grid: NO294308

Mapcode National: GBR VF.CR0G

Mapcode Global: WH6Q3.MSW1

Entry Name: Falcon Stone, barrows 120m SW of

Scheduled Date: 14 November 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6504

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: barrow

Location: Inchture

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Carse of Gowrie

Traditional County: Perthshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of at least 3 barrows and associated features of prehistoric date represented by cropmarks visible on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 35m OD. It comprises the remains of a square barrow some 8m across with a central grave pit, aligned roughly ENE-WSW. Some 5m to the E is a round barrow some 6m in diameter also with a central grave pit. About 5m to the E are the remains of a possible second round barrow, some 10m in diameter.

Other barrows are located elsewhere within the same field.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the barrows and an area around them in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is circular with a diameter of 80m 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 prehistoric ritual and funerary practices. Its importance is enhanced by its proximity to sites of potentially contemporary date and by the variety of barrow plan represented within the scheduled area.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NO 23 SE 21.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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