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Loanhead, standing stones 450m north east of

A Scheduled Monument in Strathmore, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.4802 / 56°28'48"N

Longitude: -3.3854 / 3°23'7"W

OS Eastings: 314770

OS Northings: 732868

OS Grid: NO147328

Mapcode National: GBR V7.TPGV

Mapcode Global: WH6PZ.ZD22

Entry Name: Loanhead, standing stones 450m NE of

Scheduled Date: 3 June 1999

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7298

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: standing stone

Location: St Martins

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Strathmore

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises two standing stones of prehistoric date.

The monument lies on the edge of woodland at around 135m OD. It consists of a pair of standing stones set about 5.5m apart. The alignment of the stones suggests that they are remnants of a former stone circle. The SE stone measures about 1.3m E-W by 0.8m by 1.55m in height. The NW stone measures 1.6m N-S by 0.8m by 1.55m in height.

The monument is one of several stone settings in this part of Perthshire. They are thought to date to the Neolithic period.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the visible remains and an area around them within which related material may be expected to be found. It is an irregular quadrilateral with maximum dimensions of 40m between its N and S-most points, and 40m between its E and W-most points, 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. Its importance is increased by its proximity to other monuments of potentially contemporary date.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 13 SW 12.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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