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Drum of Garvock, ring ditch 200m south of

A Scheduled Monument in Strathallan, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.3292 / 56°19'45"N

Longitude: -3.5602 / 3°33'36"W

OS Eastings: 303623

OS Northings: 716297

OS Grid: NO036162

Mapcode National: GBR 1T.5B4F

Mapcode Global: WH5PK.85XS

Entry Name: Drum of Garvock, ring ditch 200m S of

Scheduled Date: 15 March 2000

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM8794

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: barrow

Location: Dunning

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Strathallan

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises a ring-ditch of prehistoric date, visible as a cropmark on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies in arable farmland, at a height of around 30m OD. It comprises a circular ditch measuring approximately 11m in diameter, and probably represents the remains of a burial mound dating to the Bronze Age.


Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to contribute to our understanding of burial practices in the prehistoric period. Its importance is further enhanced by its close proximity to other monuments.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 01 NW 31.

Aerial Photographs used:

RCAHMS (1986) A/28855.

RCAHMS (1989) B/21331.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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