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Broadmyre, pit-enclosure 130m SSW of

A Scheduled Monument in Blairgowrie and Glens, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.5629 / 56°33'46"N

Longitude: -3.3496 / 3°20'58"W

OS Eastings: 317152

OS Northings: 742029

OS Grid: NO171420

Mapcode National: GBR V8.8KSX

Mapcode Global: WH6PM.J94N

Entry Name: Broadmyre, pit-enclosure 130m SSW of

Scheduled Date: 12 February 2001

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7168

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: enclosure (ritual or funerary)

Location: Blairgowrie

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Blairgowrie and Glens

Traditional County: Perthshire


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

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 50m OD. It comprises an oval enclosure defined by 8 pits. It measures about 20m E-W, with the pits 2-3m in diameter. The monument may be expected to have a ceremonial function, and date to the Neolithic. It is superficaily similar to a ceremonial structure excavated nearby at Littleour.

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 40m, 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 the understanding of prehistoric ritual practices. Its importance is increased by its proximity to monuments of potentially contemporary date, particularly the comparable structure at Littleour, and the Cleaven Dyke.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 14 SE 94.

Aerial Photographs used:

RCAHMS (1992) B79637 NO14SE94.

RCAHMS (1992) B79638 NO14SE94.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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