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Ninewells, kerb cairn 150m NNW of

A Scheduled Monument in Strathtay, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.5752 / 56°34'30"N

Longitude: -3.506 / 3°30'21"W

OS Eastings: 307572

OS Northings: 743602

OS Grid: NO075436

Mapcode National: GBR V4.KRF1

Mapcode Global: WH5N7.3ZQR

Entry Name: Ninewells, kerb cairn 150m NNW of

Scheduled Date: 22 April 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7126

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: cairn (type uncertain)

Location: Caputh

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Strathtay

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises a kerb cairn of Neolithic or Bronze Age date.

The monument is situated in a modern plantation. It comprises a circular stone cairn, measuring about 10m in diameter and 0.75m in height. The cairn is delineated by 25 contiguous kerb stones which are graded in size, with the largest to the SW. One of the stones is decorated with at least four cup-markings.

Although the area within the kerb has probably been robbed of surface stonework, the cairn, and the area around it, may still be expected to contain evidence of burials and other ritual deposits. The cairn is set centrally upon a stony platform, some 14m in diameter and 0.2m in height, which appears to be substantially artificial.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related material may be expected to be found. It is circular with a diameter of 40m, as marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to contribute to our understanding of prehistoric funerary and ritual practices.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO04SE 1.

Aerial Photographs used:

1. RCAHMS (1990) B05911 NO04SE1

2. RCAHMS (1990) B05913 NO04SE1

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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