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Fingask Castle, standing stone 320m SSE of

A Scheduled Monument in Carse of Gowrie, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.4303 / 56°25'49"N

Longitude: -3.2512 / 3°15'4"W

OS Eastings: 322934

OS Northings: 727162

OS Grid: NO229271

Mapcode National: GBR VB.ZYG9

Mapcode Global: WH6Q8.1M3S

Entry Name: Fingask Castle, standing stone 320m SSE of

Scheduled Date: 13 December 2000

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7213

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: standing stone

Location: Kilspindie

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Carse of Gowrie

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises a standing stone of prehistoric date, visible as an upstanding monument.

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 150m OD. It consists of a solitary standing stone, measuring 1.2m NE-SW by 0.8m, and is 1.5m in height, tapering slightly towards the top. The erection of standing stones is a tradition characteristic of the Neolithic or early Bronze Age and can be associated with human burial. Cup-marked stones of probably broadly contemporary date have been recorded to south.

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 10m, 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. It lies in an area with a dense distribution of later prehistoric settlement where earlier prehistoric remains are rare.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO22NW 9.

Aerial Photographs used:

1. RCAHMS (1990) B43906 NO22NW64,9.

2. RCAHMS (1990) B43907 NO22NW64,9.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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