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Leys of Marlee, ring-ditch 450m south of

A Scheduled Monument in Blairgowrie and Glens, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.5793 / 56°34'45"N

Longitude: -3.3712 / 3°22'16"W

OS Eastings: 315862

OS Northings: 743883

OS Grid: NO158438

Mapcode National: GBR V8.7DRP

Mapcode Global: WH6PF.5WXL

Entry Name: Leys of Marlee, ring-ditch 450m S of

Scheduled Date: 22 January 2001

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7171

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: barrow

Location: Kinloch

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Blairgowrie and Glens

Traditional County: Perthshire


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

The monument lies in arable farmland at about 75m OD. It comprises a circular ditch, measuring about 7m in internal diameter, within a ditch about 1m wide. It appears to have a central burial pit and therefore probably represents the ploughed-down remains of a round burial mound, characteristic of the Bronze Age. It is likely that evidence of burials will survive.

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



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 14 SE 68.

Aerial Photographs used:

RCAHMS (1989) B22827 NO14SE68.

RCAHMS (1989) B22828 NO14SE68.

RCAHMS (1991) B22827/TR NO14SE68.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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