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Mains of Fordie, cairn 450m west of

A Scheduled Monument in Strathtay, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.5595 / 56°33'34"N

Longitude: -3.4833 / 3°29'0"W

OS Eastings: 308927

OS Northings: 741826

OS Grid: NO089418

Mapcode National: GBR V5.6QPP

Mapcode Global: WH5NF.GDH7

Entry Name: Mains of Fordie, cairn 450m W of

Scheduled Date: 22 April 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7137

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 burial cairn of prehistoric date, surviving as a prominent mound. The monument lies on a sloping hillside in arable farmland, at around 100m OD. It comprises a sub-circular cairn measuring about 25m in diameter and up to 3m in height.

The cairn is of a type characteristic of the later Neolithic and Bronze Age and may be expected to contain evidence of burials and related deposits. It does not appear to have been disturbed by early excavation.

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 50m, 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 NO 04 SE 5.

Aerial Photographs used:

RCAHMS (1974) A53957 NO04SE5.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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