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Fincastle House, standing stones 700m NNE of

A Scheduled Monument in Highland, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.7428 / 56°44'33"N

Longitude: -3.843 / 3°50'34"W

OS Eastings: 287372

OS Northings: 762753

OS Grid: NN873627

Mapcode National: GBR JBWW.VS0

Mapcode Global: WH4L4.YS59

Entry Name: Fincastle House, standing stones 700m NNE of

Scheduled Date: 3 March 1999

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7999

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: stone setting

Location: Blair Atholl

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Highland

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises a stone setting of prehistoric date.

The monument lies above a small burn, in rough grassland, at around 330m OD. The once extensive views downstream have now been blocked by woodland. It consists of three large stones, one standing and two now fallen. The standing stone, at the NW of the group, stands about 1.1m high and is about 1.1m broad and some 0.6m thick.

The fallen stone, some 2.5m to the SE of the upright stone, measures about 1.5m long by about 1.1m wide and is some 0.6m thick. The third stone lies about 2.2m to the NE of the fallen stone. It measures about 0.7m by about 0.4m, and protrudes about 0.3m through the turf.

Stone settings of this type are characteristic ritual monuments of the Neolithic 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 35m, 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 an understanding of prehistoric 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 NN 86 SE 16.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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