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Mill of Bonhard, unenclosed settlement and standing stone 200m south of

A Scheduled Monument in Strathmore, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.4212 / 56°25'16"N

Longitude: -3.3763 / 3°22'34"W

OS Eastings: 315195

OS Northings: 726293

OS Grid: NO151262

Mapcode National: GBR V7.YCLK

Mapcode Global: WH6Q6.3VHS

Entry Name: Mill of Bonhard, unenclosed settlement and standing stone 200m S of

Scheduled Date: 21 January 1999

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6711

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: settlement; Prehistoric ritual and funerary: standing stone

Location: Scone

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Strathmore

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises an unenclosed settlement of prehistoric date, visible as a series of cropmarks on oblique aerial photographs, and a standing stone of Neolithic date.

The monument is situated on a low ridge in arable farmland. The only element visible on the surface is a standing stone some 1.8m high, which is likely to be of Neolithic date. This stone, which stands close to the summit of the ridge, is surrounded by a series of buried remains representing a rather later prehistoric settlement complex.

The cropmarks comprise a series of ring-ditches, each around 10m in internal diameter. Similar cropmarks have been shown on excavation to represent the remains of prehistoric timber roundhouses. There are also a number of less well-defined cropmarks between 6m and 12m in diameter, which appear to represent the remains of associated structures.

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 sub-rectangular, with maximum dimensions of 150m between its N and S-most points and 160m between its E and W-most points, 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 settlement and economy, and to our understanding of Neolithic ritual practices.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 12 NE 32 and 8.

Aerial Photographs used:

RCAHMS (1984) A64811 NO12NE32 and 8.

RCAHMS (1989) A64812/TR NO12NE32.

RCAHMS (1984) A64813 NO12NE32 and 8.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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