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Herald Hill, long barrow 700m north east of Hallhole

A Scheduled Monument in Strathtay, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.5415 / 56°32'29"N

Longitude: -3.324 / 3°19'26"W

OS Eastings: 318683

OS Northings: 739621

OS Grid: NO186396

Mapcode National: GBR V8.XZQD

Mapcode Global: WH6PM.XVB2

Entry Name: Herald Hill, long barrow 700m NE of Hallhole

Scheduled Date: 17 December 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7282

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: long barrow

Location: Caputh

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Strathtay

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises a long barrow of prehistoric date, visible as a prominent mound.

The monument lies on the summit of a low hill at around 50m OD. It consists of a long trapezoidal mound, measuring about 70m E-W, and about 18m across the E end and 9m across the W end. The mound represents a burial monument, a long barrow, of a type characteristic of the Neolithic period. It may, therefore, be expected to contain evidence of burials and other deposits relating to prehistoric ritual.

It appears that the monument is aligned on the SE terminal of the nearby cursus monument known as the Cleaven Dyke.

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 an irregular quadrilateral, measuring 50m between its N and S-most points, and 80m 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 funerary and ritual practices. Its importance is increased by its proximity to other monuments of potentially contemporary date, most notably the Cleaven Dyke.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 13 NE 62.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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