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Craighall, stone circle north east of Sawmill of Craighall

A Scheduled Monument in Blairgowrie and Glens, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.6174 / 56°37'2"N

Longitude: -3.3309 / 3°19'51"W

OS Eastings: 318422

OS Northings: 748075

OS Grid: NO184480

Mapcode National: GBR V8.S453

Mapcode Global: WH6P7.TX1W

Entry Name: Craighall, stone circle NE of Sawmill of Craighall

Scheduled Date: 9 April 1930

Last Amended: 14 December 1994

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM1525

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: stone circle or ring

Location: Rattray

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Blairgowrie and Glens

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises the remains of a stone circle or "four poster"

of Bronze Age date represented by four standing stones set on top of

a grassy knoll.

The monument lies on locally prominent location at around 180m OD

close to a small tributary of the River Ericht. The site comprises

four relatively small stones set on the edge of a slight mound some

9m in diameter and 0.2m high. The stones are all rough boulders and

some may have been slightly displaced. This type of stone circle is

of likely Bronze Age date and would have formed a focus for ritual activity over a protracted period.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the visible features and an area around them in which traces of associated ritual activity may be expected to survive. It is circular with a diameter of 20m 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 Bronze Age ritual practice. The area between and around the stones may be expected to contain evidence for a range of ritual activity.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



The monument is recorded in the RCAHMS as NO 14 NE 12.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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