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Hills of Bendochy,burial mound 700m south east of

A Scheduled Monument in Blairgowrie and Glens, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.5553 / 56°33'19"N

Longitude: -3.2833 / 3°16'59"W

OS Eastings: 321214

OS Northings: 741105

OS Grid: NO212411

Mapcode National: GBR VB.3WSG

Mapcode Global: WH6PN.JHRH

Entry Name: Hills of Bendochy,burial mound 700m SE of

Scheduled Date: 15 October 1990

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4774

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: barrow

Location: Bendochy

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Blairgowrie and Glens

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument is a burial mound of the Neolithic period, some 4000 to 5000 years old, situated on the summit of a low ridge. It measures 37m in diameter and is c 5m high and seems to be undisturbed. The mound will cover burial structures and may have further burials dug into its surface. The mound will also cover a fragment of the contemporary ground surface. The area to be scheduled measures 60m in diameter, centred on the mound, to include the mound and an area around it in which traces of activity associated with its construction and use may survive, as marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a well preserved burial mound which has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of prehistoric burial practices. It is of particular importance because the buried old ground surface may preserve evidence relating to prehistoric land use, in an area where such evidence hardly survives.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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