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Lagg, square barrow and cropmarks 250m NNW of

A Scheduled Monument in Strathearn, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.3571 / 56°21'25"N

Longitude: -3.8536 / 3°51'12"W

OS Eastings: 285566

OS Northings: 719852

OS Grid: NN855198

Mapcode National: GBR 1G.3J6W

Mapcode Global: WH4N2.SG4X

Entry Name: Lagg, square barrow and cropmarks 250m NNW of

Scheduled Date: 3 July 2000

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7714

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: barrow

Location: Muthill

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Strathearn

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises a square barrow and associated linear features of prehistoric date, visible as cropmarks on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 45m OD. It comprises a square barrow measuring approximately 10m by 10m, defined by a ditch measuring less than 1m in width. A circular cropmark measuring about 1m in diameter at the centre of the barrow marks the position of a burial pit. Sites of this type are ploughed out burial mounds and may be expected to contain evidence of burials.

Square barrows are usually thought to date to the first half of the first millennium AD. Two parallel linear cropmarks, about 10m apart, extend from the barrow to the NW for about 70m. Both are about 2m wide and for the most part consist of a continuous linear ditch, although sections of both are pitted.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related material may be expected to survive. It is rectangular, measuring 115m WNW-ESE by 50m SSW-NNE, 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 practices. The linear features extending from the barrow are extremely unusual, and are of particular interest at this site.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NN 81 NE 71.

Aerial Photographs used:

RCAHMS (1988) A 72255 NN81NE71.

RCAHMS (1988) A 72257 NN81NE71.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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