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Leys of Marlee, ring-ditch 400m SSW of

A Scheduled Monument in Blairgowrie and Glens, Perth and Kinross

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.5801 / 56°34'48"N

Longitude: -3.3753 / 3°22'30"W

OS Eastings: 315616

OS Northings: 743976

OS Grid: NO156439

Mapcode National: GBR V7.MKTL

Mapcode Global: WH6PF.4V0Z

Entry Name: Leys of Marlee, ring-ditch 400m SSW of

Scheduled Date: 22 January 2001

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7170

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: barrow

Location: Kinloch

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Blairgowrie and Glens

Traditional County: Perthshire

Description

The monument comprises a ring ditch of prehistoric date, visible as cropmarks on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies in arable farmland on a low flat-topped ridge, at about 75m OD. The ring ditch is circular in shape, measuring about 8m in internal diameter, and is defined by a ditch about 1m wide. A central pit is visible and appears to represent the remains of a grave pit. The ring ditch can therefore be interpreted as the remains of a prehistoric round burial mound. It may be expected to contain evidence of burials.

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 30m, 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. It may be expected to contain material relating to its mode of construction and use. Its importance is increased by its proximity to other monuments of potentially contemporary date.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NO 14 SE 46.

Aerial Photographs used:

CUCAP (1975) A35164/po NO14SE46.

RCAHMS (1988) B16408 NO14SE46.

RCAHMS (1988) B16410 NO14SE46.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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