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Barrows, 630m and 860m north east of Nether Garvock

A Scheduled Monument in Strathallan, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.3238 / 56°19'25"N

Longitude: -3.565 / 3°33'54"W

OS Eastings: 303309

OS Northings: 715702

OS Grid: NO033157

Mapcode National: GBR 1T.5H20

Mapcode Global: WH5PK.69MY

Entry Name: Barrows, 630m and 860m NE of Nether Garvock

Scheduled Date: 10 March 2000

Last Amended: 5 October 2021

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM8773

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: barrow

Location: Dunning

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Strathallan

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises the remains of two barrows of prehistoric date, visible by cropmarks on oblique aerial photographs. The monument lies in arable farmland, at a height of around 35m above sea level.

The two barrows are located around 240m apart; the northeastern example is a more common round barrow and the southwestern example is a less common square barrow. The round barrow, dating from the Bronze Age (2500BC-800BC), is sub-circular on plan and measures around 11m is diameter. There is a break in the circuit of the ditch, possibly representing an entrance, on the southeast and a central cropmark feature may indicate the position of a burial. The square barrow, dating from probably the Iron Age (800BC-500AD), is visible as cropmarks on its north, east and south side ditches, each measuring up to 15m on each length. There are two circular cropmark features within the square barrow which may represent burials.

The scheduled area is in two parts, each centred on a barrow, the southern area is a circle measuring 50m in diameter and the northern area is a circle measuring 45m in diameter truncated by a fence on the northeast. It includes the remains described above and an area around within which evidence relating to the monument's construction, use and abandonment is expected to survive, as shown in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to contribute to our understanding of ritual and funerary practices in the prehistoric period. Its importance is further enhanced by the fact that both features, despite resulting from different burial traditions, have been constructed immediately adjacent to one another, and that they form part of a concentration of burial mounds which occurs on the N bank of the Garvock Burn.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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