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Forehill, cairn 320m south of

A Scheduled Monument in Strathtay, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.5462 / 56°32'46"N

Longitude: -3.4729 / 3°28'22"W

OS Eastings: 309539

OS Northings: 740331

OS Grid: NO095403

Mapcode National: GBR V5.VF5D

Mapcode Global: WH5NF.MQGG

Entry Name: Forehill, cairn 320m S of

Scheduled Date: 8 December 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7288

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 low, grass-covered mound.

The monument lies on the edge of a river terrace, at around 55m OD. It consists of a sub-circular cairn measuring about 26m E-W by 24m, and about 0.6m in maximum height. The edge of the mound is well-defined and it has a low, irregular stony surface.

The cairn is a burial mound of probable Bronze Age date, although recent work suggests that at least some low, relatively flat-topped mounds such as this may be somewhat earlier in origin.

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.

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 16.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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