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Drum of Garvock, enclosure, cropmarks and barrow 450m ESE of

A Scheduled Monument in Strathallan, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.3296 / 56°19'46"N

Longitude: -3.5529 / 3°33'10"W

OS Eastings: 304077

OS Northings: 716333

OS Grid: NO040163

Mapcode National: GBR 1T.55T4

Mapcode Global: WH5PK.D5DG

Entry Name: Drum of Garvock, enclosure, cropmarks and barrow 450m ESE of

Scheduled Date: 13 June 2001

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM9326

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: field or field system; Prehistoric ritual and funerary: barrow

Location: Forteviot

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Strathallan

Traditional County: Perthshire


Late 18th century. Rectangular-plan walled garden (approximately 6000sq m). Coped rubble walls enclosing site with buttressing; some red brick inner lining to inner walls. Rubble lean-to storage sheds to outer N wall. Central rubble enclosure with small pond. Timber doors to S, W and N walls.

GARDENER'S COTTAGE: single storey and attic, 3-bay, rectangular-plan gardener's cottage with rear elevation forming part of W wall. Whitewashed; overhanging eaves. Buttress off-centre to right of rear elevation, flanked to left and right by single window. Glazed lean-to entrance porch to centre of principal elevation, flanked by windows, gableted dormers to attic. Gabled side elevations blank, with garage adjoining to right. Timber-framed windows; graded purple-grey slate roof with tiled ridge; coped gablehead stacks with circular cans; cast-iron rainwater goods. Interior: not seen 1999.

OWL: Owl statue to N of walled garden (MacTaggart family emblem), carved by John Rhind 1871-2. Identical owl in woodlands garden (see Ardwell House description).

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, settlement and economy. Its importance is increased by its proximity to other monuments of potentially contemporary date.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



Historic Environment Scotland reference number CANMORE ID 84940 (accessed on 20/11/2019).


Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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