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Blacknowes, barrow 170m south of

A Scheduled Monument in Kinross-shire, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.1687 / 56°10'7"N

Longitude: -3.3991 / 3°23'56"W

OS Eastings: 313223

OS Northings: 698222

OS Grid: NT132982

Mapcode National: GBR 20.HBBP

Mapcode Global: WH6RJ.R6LT

Entry Name: Blacknowes, barrow 170m S of

Scheduled Date: 20 June 2002

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7605

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: barrow

Location: Cleish

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Kinross-shire

Traditional County: Kinross-shire


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

The monument lies in arable land at around 115m OD. It comprises a square barrow, measuring about 6m by 6m, with a central pit. The barrow is defined by a single ditch, which is about 1m wide. Approximately 15m to the NE of the barrow, there is a semi-circular feature which could represent associated pits.

Monuments of this type are ploughed out burial mounds. Square barrows are usually thought to date to the first half of the first millennium AD.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related material may be expected to survive. It is circular, with a diameter of 45m, as marked in red on the accompanying map.

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 practices.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NT 19 NW 14.

Aerial Photographs used:

RCAHMS (1983) KR/1051 NT19NW14+15.

RCAHMS (1983) KR/1052 NT19NW14+15.

RCAHMS (1989) DC21028/po.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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