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King's Seat, cairn

A Scheduled Monument in Carse of Gowrie, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.4828 / 56°28'58"N

Longitude: -3.2509 / 3°15'3"W

OS Eastings: 323060

OS Northings: 733004

OS Grid: NO230330

Mapcode National: GBR VB.WJRS

Mapcode Global: WH6Q2.1B70

Entry Name: King's Seat, cairn

Scheduled Date: 29 October 1999

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7259

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Cargill

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Carse of Gowrie

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises a cairn of prehistoric date, visible as a stony, turf-covered mound.

The monument is situated on the summit of a hill at around 375m OD. It is a circular, flat-topped cairn, measuring about 20m in diameter and about 2m in height. Several kerb-stones are visible on the SW. The monument is a burial mound of a type characteristic of the Bronze Age, and may be expected to contain evidence of burials.

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 40m, 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. It may be expected to contain material relating to its mode of construction and use. It is also a striking field monument deliberately erected in a spectacular position.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 23 SW 11.

Aerial Photographs used:

Dewar, J. (1972) PT/6962/CN NO23SW11.

Dewar, J. (1972) PT/6963/CN NO23SW11.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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