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Seat Knowe, cairn 250m SSE of Murray's Hill Wood

A Scheduled Monument in Almond and Earn, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.4025 / 56°24'8"N

Longitude: -3.725 / 3°43'30"W

OS Eastings: 293635

OS Northings: 724693

OS Grid: NN936246

Mapcode National: GBR 1M.0P39

Mapcode Global: WH5P2.RBCM

Entry Name: Seat Knowe, cairn 250m SSE of Murray's Hill Wood

Scheduled Date: 10 March 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7525

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Fowlis Wester

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Almond and Earn

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises a burial cairn of prehistoric date, visible as a grass-covered stony mound.

The monument lies in pasture on a locally prominent ridge at around 220m OD. It comprises a roughly circular cairn, measuring about 10m in diameter by up to 2m in height. A modern stone cairn occupies its summit, and there are the low turf foundations of a rectilinear structure on its S side, the latter measuring some 6m by 8m.

The cairn is of a type characteristic of the later Neolithic and Bronze Age periods and may be expected to contain evidence for burials and related deposits under, within and around the mound.

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 45m, 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.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


No Bibliography entries for this designation

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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