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Glenlea, chambered cairn 150m ENE of

A Scheduled Monument in Strathearn, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.3906 / 56°23'26"N

Longitude: -3.7956 / 3°47'44"W

OS Eastings: 289244

OS Northings: 723485

OS Grid: NN892234

Mapcode National: GBR 1J.1C8F

Mapcode Global: WH5P1.NMRR

Entry Name: Glenlea, chambered cairn 150m ENE of

Scheduled Date: 10 December 1964

Last Amended: 15 November 1999

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM2489

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: chambered cairn

Location: Fowlis Wester

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Strathearn

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises a cairn of prehistoric date, visible as a scrub-covered mound. It was first scheduled in 1964, and is being rescheduled in order to clarify the extent of the scheduled area.

The monument lies in a cleared area within deciduous woodland, at around 110m OD. It comprises a chambered cairn measuring about 42m E-W by about 30m N-S, the edge of which is defined on the SSW by a number of edge-set split slabs. The cairn is about 6m high and has a flat top measuring about 4m in diameter. About 15m to the E of the centre of the cairn are the remains of a chamber measuring about 3m by 2m. The chamber, excavated in 1957, is divided into two compartments of roughly equal size. Cairns of this type are funerary monuments dating to the Neolithic and Bronze Age, and may be expected to contain material relating to their mode of construction and use.

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 a truncated circle with a diameter of 60m, bounded on the N by a road and on the S by a track, 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 contribue to our understanding of prehistoric funerary and ritual practices. It is also a very striking field monument.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS record the site as NN82SE 38.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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