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Hallhole, barrow 600m ESE of

A Scheduled Monument in Strathtay, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.5359 / 56°32'9"N

Longitude: -3.3249 / 3°19'29"W

OS Eastings: 318613

OS Northings: 738996

OS Grid: NO186389

Mapcode National: GBR V8.YCJK

Mapcode Global: WH6PM.WZWC

Entry Name: Hallhole, barrow 600m ESE of

Scheduled Date: 17 December 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6949

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: barrow

Location: Caputh

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Strathtay

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises a round barrow of prehistoric date, visible as a cropmark on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies in arable farmland and comprises a former burial mound, or barrow, defined by a circular ditch, within which is a central burial pit. The barrow measures about 10m-12m in internal diameter. A large square barrow of probable Pictish date lies a short distance to the N of this monument.

Round barrows are generally characteristic of the Bronze Age, although they were also constructed in the Pictish period. Given the proximity of further apparently Pictish-period burials, this may be the most likely date for this monument.

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 60m, 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 our understanding of prehistoric funerary and ritual practices. Its importance is increased by its proximity to other monuments of potentially contemporary date.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 13 NE 53.

Aerial Photographs used:

CUCAP (1977) A35202/po NO13NE53, 10, 70.

CUCAP (1977) A35203/po NO13NE53, 10, 70.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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