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Belmont Castle, standing stone 240m south of

A Scheduled Monument in Strathmore, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.5794 / 56°34'46"N

Longitude: -3.1642 / 3°9'51"W

OS Eastings: 328578

OS Northings: 743663

OS Grid: NO285436

Mapcode National: GBR VF.4DX0

Mapcode Global: WH6PJ.CWGH

Entry Name: Belmont Castle, standing stone 240m S of

Scheduled Date: 7 December 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7296

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: standing stone

Location: Meigle

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Strathmore

Traditional County: Perthshire


Circa 1840. Single storey, 2-bay, gabled, rectangular-plan mausoleum with shouldered buttresses to walls, those at angles rising above roof line. Squared and coursed bull-faced sandstone. Timber-boarded door with ornamental wrought-iron strap hinges and handle; cross finial above to gable apex. Iron grilles to small windows on side elevations. Ashlar-coped saddle-back skews. Grey slates.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to contribute to our understanding of prehistoric ritual practices. Its importance is increased by its proximity to other monuments of potentially contemporary date.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



George Buchanan, Plan of part of the Pleasure Grounds belonging to Lord Corehouse, lithographed by Maclure and Macdonald, Edinburgh (1841). 1st edition Ordnance Survey map (1857-58). Information courtesy of Colonel Cranstoun of Corehouse.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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