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Arlary, square barrow 320m west of

A Scheduled Monument in Kinross-shire, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.2347 / 56°14'4"N

Longitude: -3.3965 / 3°23'47"W

OS Eastings: 313532

OS Northings: 705561

OS Grid: NO135055

Mapcode National: GBR 20.C4XD

Mapcode Global: WH6R4.SKT8

Entry Name: Arlary, square barrow 320m W of

Scheduled Date: 1 March 2000

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7612

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: barrow

Location: Orwell

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Kinross-shire

Traditional County: Kinross-shire


The monument comprises a square barrow of prehistoric date, visible as a cropmark on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 125m OD. It comprises a square barrow, defined by a narrow ditch and enclosing an area measuring about 12m by 12m. The ditch itself is about 0.5m wide. A small cropmark within the square barrow marks the location of a central grave pit. These monuments 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.

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 40m, 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 an understanding of prehistoric funerary practices. Its importance is increased by its proximity to other monuments of potentially contemporary date.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 10 NW 19.

Aerial Photographs used:

RCAHMS (1986) A30610 NO10NW19.

RCAHMS (1986) A30613 NO10NW19.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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