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Barrow, 420m south east of Lochton House

A Scheduled Monument in Strathmore, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.4323 / 56°25'56"N

Longitude: -3.4388 / 3°26'19"W

OS Eastings: 311366

OS Northings: 727605

OS Grid: NO113276

Mapcode National: GBR V6.PP1M

Mapcode Global: WH6Q5.4LQ9

Entry Name: Barrow, 420m SE of Lochton House

Scheduled Date: 23 December 1997

Last Amended: 2 February 2022

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6946

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: barrow

Location: Scone

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Strathmore

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 east of the River Tay at around 25m above sea level.

The barrow is visible on aerial photographs as a circular ring feature approximately 20m 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 (2,500 BC – 800 BC).  

The scheduled area is circular and measures 30m 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 prehistoric settlement and economy.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


No Bibliography entries for this designation


Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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