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Clach na h'Iobairt,standing stone,Blair Atholl

A Scheduled Monument in Highland, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.7654 / 56°45'55"N

Longitude: -3.84 / 3°50'24"W

OS Eastings: 287623

OS Northings: 765267

OS Grid: NN876652

Mapcode National: GBR JBWV.3QB

Mapcode Global: WH4L4.Z6LX

Entry Name: Clach na h'Iobairt,standing stone,Blair Atholl

Scheduled Date: 20 May 1930

Last Amended: 10 March 1995

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM730

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: standing stone

Location: Blair Atholl

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Highland

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises a standing stone of Neolithic or Bronze Age date.

The stone stands at around 130m OD close to the E bank of the River Tilt. It measures approximately 1m high by 0.5m by 0.2m. The stone represents a Neolithic or Bronze Age ritual site and may be expected to relate to part of the protracted ritual use of the location.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the standing stone and an area around it in which traces of associated ritual activity may be expected to survive. It is circular with a diameter of 10m 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 add to our understanding of Neolithic and Bronze Age ritual practice. The area around the stone may be expected to contain buried deposits relating to the ritual use of the site.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland




Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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