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Falcon Stone, barrow 320m SSW of

A Scheduled Monument in Carse of Gowrie, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.4628 / 56°27'46"N

Longitude: -3.1464 / 3°8'46"W

OS Eastings: 329457

OS Northings: 730665

OS Grid: NO294306

Mapcode National: GBR VF.CR25

Mapcode Global: WH6Q3.MTXD

Entry Name: Falcon Stone, barrow 320m SSW of

Scheduled Date: 14 November 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6505

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: barrow

Location: Inchture

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Carse of Gowrie

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises the remains of a barrow of prehistoric date represented by cropmarks visible on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 25m OD. It comprises a roughly circular enclosure some 15m in diameter within a ditch approximately 4m-5m wide. The size and shape of the ditch and the absence of an entrance suggest that this cropmark represents the remains of a former burial mound. Immediately to the SE are indications of a palisade or other narrow ditch, possibly representing an earlier enclosure projecting from under the barrow.

Elsewhere in the field are traces of other barrows suggestive of a concentration of prehistoric funerary activity. The area to be scheduled encompasses the cropmarks representing the barrow and an area around them 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 prehistoric ritual and funerary practices. Its importance is enhanced by its proximity to sites of potentially contemporary date.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 23 SE 20.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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