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Millhorn, square barrow 450m south west of

A Scheduled Monument in Blairgowrie and Glens, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.5771 / 56°34'37"N

Longitude: -3.2761 / 3°16'34"W

OS Eastings: 321699

OS Northings: 743525

OS Grid: NO216435

Mapcode National: GBR VB.2QVM

Mapcode Global: WH6PG.NY49

Entry Name: Millhorn, square barrow 450m SW of

Scheduled Date: 16 October 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7317

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: barrow

Location: Bendochy

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Blairgowrie and Glens

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises a square barrow of late prehistoric date, visible as cropmarks on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 45m OD. It comprises a square ditched barrow, measuring about 10m across internally, within a ditch about 1.5m wide. There is evidence for a central burial pit.

Square barrows are a distinct form of burial monument of a type thought to be characteristic of the first half of the first millennium AD. Burials may be expected to survive within and around the barrow.

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 60m, 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 late prehistoric funerary and ritual practices.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 24 SW 39.

Aerial Photographs used:

RCAHMS (1983) PT/14747 NO24SW39.

RCAHMS (1983) PT/14749 NO24SW39.

RCAHMS (1988) PT/14749/TR NO24SW39.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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