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Ring-ditch 448m south of Leys of Marlee

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: Ring-ditch 448m S of Leys of Marlee

Scheduled Date: 22 January 2001

Last Amended: 2 March 2021

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 the remains of a round barrow dating to the Bronze Age (2200-800 BC). It survives as a circular feature which appears as cropmarks in oblique aerial photography. It is located in arable farmland at 75m above sea level.

The remains of the barrow consist of two ditches and a pit forming a circle. The ditches show as dark curved features with rounded ends. The larger ditch sits to the east and measures 20m in length and 1.25m in width. The smaller ditch sits to the west and measures 9m in length and 1.2m in width. The pit sits between the northern ends of the ditches. It is roughly square and measures 1.06m north-south by 1.08m east-west.

The scheduled area is circular, measuring 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 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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