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Castlehill, barrows 210m south east of

A Scheduled Monument in Carse of Gowrie, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.4596 / 56°27'34"N

Longitude: -3.1731 / 3°10'23"W

OS Eastings: 327805

OS Northings: 730328

OS Grid: NO278303

Mapcode National: GBR VD.RYNG

Mapcode Global: WH6Q3.7W8X

Entry Name: Castlehill, barrows 210m SE of

Scheduled Date: 7 December 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7307

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: barrow

Location: Inchture

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Carse of Gowrie

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises two barrows of prehistoric date, and associated features, visible as a series of cropmarks on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 35m OD. It comprises two sub-circular ditched enclosures, each measuring about 10m E-W by 6m. Each contains a central dark cropmark. These appear to represent grave pits. The two barrows are linked by a linear ditch about 25m long.

Monuments of this type are normally taken to be characteristic of Bronze Age burial practices, although some were constructed much later, during the Pictish period.

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 70m, 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 23 SE 31.

Aerial Photographs used:

RCAHMS (1984) A30890 NO23SE30, 31.

RCAHMS (1984) A64764 NO23SE30, 31.

RCAHMS (1989) A64757/TR NO23SE30.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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