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Clathick House, cist, 500m north east of

A Scheduled Monument in Strathearn, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.3857 / 56°23'8"N

Longitude: -3.9254 / 3°55'31"W

OS Eastings: 281219

OS Northings: 723152

OS Grid: NN812231

Mapcode National: GBR 1D.1L3M

Mapcode Global: WH4MV.NRZJ

Entry Name: Clathick House, cist, 500m NE of

Scheduled Date: 6 February 1963

Last Amended: 14 January 2002

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM2270

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: cist

Location: Monzievaird and Strowan

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Strathearn

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises the remains of a stone cist of prehistoric date, situated in undulating pasture land on the flat summit of a low knoll.

The monument was first scheduled in 1963, but an inadequate area was included to protect all of the archaeological remains. The present rescheduling rectifies this.

The monument lies about 500m NE of Clathick House, at about 130m OD. The visible remains comprise the 'end stone' of the cist, which stands c.1.9m high and leans at about a 45 degree angle to the E over a stone slab lying on the ground. The slab measures 1.6m by 1.2m by 0.1m thick, and could either have been a side stone or a cover stone for the cist. Monuments of this type date to the Neolithic or Early Bronze Age and were used as funerary structures.

The low knoll is a natural feature, but in prehistoric times it may have been enhanced by a capping of cairn material.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related material may be expected to survive. It is circular in shape, with a diameter of 20m, centred on the summit of the knoll at a point about 4m NW of the visible stones, as marked 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 an understanding of prehistoric funerary and ritual practices.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS record the site as NN82SW 6.


Stewart, M. E. C. (1961), 'Strath Tay in the second millenium BC -a field survey', Proc Soc Antiq Scot, 92, 1958-9, 74.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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