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North Mains Strathallan, barrow 175m south east of

A Scheduled Monument in Strathallan, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.3261 / 56°19'34"N

Longitude: -3.738 / 3°44'16"W

OS Eastings: 292618

OS Northings: 716215

OS Grid: NN926162

Mapcode National: GBR 1M.5D5K

Mapcode Global: WH5PG.K865

Entry Name: North Mains Strathallan, barrow 175m SE of

Scheduled Date: 13 December 2000

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7735

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: barrow

Location: Blackford

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Strathallan

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises the surviving archaeological deposits from a Bronze Age burial mound partly excavated in the late 1970's.

The monument lies in an area of arable farmland at around 35m OD. It comprises the surviving elements of the enclosing quarry ditch of the burial mound and other features thought likely to survive, particularly around the area of the entrance through the ditch to the central enclosure at the NE.

The ditch surrounding the barrow encloses an area with a diameter of about 50m and is between about 7m and 10m wide. The excavated sections of the ditch were up to about 2m deep. The construction of the barrow took place in six distinct phases.

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 a circle 70m in diameter, as marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance despite the large-scale excavation because important areas of the monument were not explored and remain likely to contain information that could enhance our understanding of Bronze Age funerary and ritual practices.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


No Bibliography entries for this designation


Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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