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Colen, stone circle 750m NNE of

A Scheduled Monument in Strathmore, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.4642 / 56°27'51"N

Longitude: -3.445 / 3°26'41"W

OS Eastings: 311061

OS Northings: 731164

OS Grid: NO110311

Mapcode National: GBR V6.MMM7

Mapcode Global: WH6PZ.1STB

Entry Name: Colen, stone circle 750m NNE of

Scheduled Date: 23 December 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7305

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: stone circle or ring

Location: St Martins

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Strathmore

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises a stone circle of prehistoric date surviving in an unploughed area of an arable field.

The monument lies close to the edge of an arable field on a locally prominent site at around 70m OD. It comprises a circle of nine stones, measuring about 8m in diameter, although some of the smaller stones may have been disturbed and somewhat displaced.

The stones measure between about 1m and 1.55m in height, although only the largest, on the SW, remains upright. Two of the stones bear cup-marks; the upright stone has four on its SW face while one of the fallen stones, on the W of the circle, has around thirty-two cup-marks on its present upper surface.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related deposits may be expected to be found. It is circular with a diameter of 35m, 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 ritual practices.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 13 SW 19.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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