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Kirkhowe of Ruthven,cairn 580m NNW of

A Scheduled Monument in Strathmore, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.6313 / 56°37'52"N

Longitude: -3.1686 / 3°10'7"W

OS Eastings: 328405

OS Northings: 749438

OS Grid: NO284494

Mapcode National: GBR VD.FCVP

Mapcode Global: WH6PB.9LC7

Entry Name: Kirkhowe of Ruthven,cairn 580m NNW of

Scheduled Date: 14 December 1999

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7079

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: cairn (type uncertain)

Location: Ruthven

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Strathmore

Traditional County: Angus


The monument comprises a burial cairn of prehistoric date, visible as a bracken- and tree-covered mound.

The monument lies in a mature conifer plantation at around 90m OD. It comprises a cairn measuring about 28m in diameter by about 2m high. The centre of the cairn has been extensively disturbed.

Cairns of this type are burial monuments dating to the Neolithic and Bronze Age, and may be expected to contain at least one burial, as well as other 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 circular with a diameter of 50m, 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 an understanding of prehistoric burial and ritual practices.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 24 NE 7.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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