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Witch Knowe, barrow 130m south west of Inchyra House

A Scheduled Monument in Carse of Gowrie, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.3761 / 56°22'33"N

Longitude: -3.314 / 3°18'50"W

OS Eastings: 318946

OS Northings: 721195

OS Grid: NO189211

Mapcode National: GBR 23.2CFG

Mapcode Global: WH6QF.2Z6X

Entry Name: Witch Knowe, barrow 130m SW of Inchyra House

Scheduled Date: 9 July 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7283

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: barrow

Location: St Madoes

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Carse of Gowrie

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises a burial mound of Later Neolithic or Bronze Age date, visible as a grass-covered mound.

The monument lies in the grounds of Inchyra House at around 50m OD. It consists of a circular mound with a somewhat flattened top, measuring about 20m in diameter and approximately 2.5m high. The mound is of a type characteristic of Later Neolithic and Bronze Age burial monuments.

A series of burial deposits was recovered from the mound in the 19th century. Evidence for further burials and related ritual deposits may be expected to survive both within, around, and under the visible mound.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the mound and an area around it 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



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 12 SE 14.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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