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Glendelvine House, cairn 330m south of

A Scheduled Monument in Strathtay, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.5537 / 56°33'13"N

Longitude: -3.4676 / 3°28'3"W

OS Eastings: 309880

OS Northings: 741150

OS Grid: NO098411

Mapcode National: GBR V5.V2CK

Mapcode Global: WH5NF.PJYR

Entry Name: Glendelvine House, cairn 330m S of

Scheduled Date: 8 December 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7284

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Caputh

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Strathtay

Traditional County: Perthshire


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

The monument lies in the grounds of Glendelvine House, at around 50m OD. It consists of a circular mound measuring about 25m in diameter and about 1.2m in maximum height.

The cairn is a burial mound of a type characteristic of the Bronze Age. Several other cairns of similar date can be found in the vicnity.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the cairn and an area around it 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. The above-ground remains of the iron fence which surrounds the site are excluded from the scheduling.

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 04 SE 39.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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