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Glenballoch Cottage,standing stone east of

A Scheduled Monument in Blairgowrie and Glens, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.6191 / 56°37'8"N

Longitude: -3.3294 / 3°19'45"W

OS Eastings: 318519

OS Northings: 748264

OS Grid: NO185482

Mapcode National: GBR V8.S4HG

Mapcode Global: WH6P7.TWSL

Entry Name: Glenballoch Cottage,standing stone E of

Scheduled Date: 9 April 1930

Last Amended: 14 December 1994

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM1549

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: standing stone

Location: Rattray

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Blairgowrie and Glens

Traditional County: Perthshire


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

The standing stone is situated at approximately 210m OD close to a small tributary of the River Ericht. The whinstone slab stands some 3m high and measures approximately 6.5m around the base. 13 cup marks are visible in its SE side along with a vertical groove. The monument represents a Neolithic or Bronze Age ritual site and is likely to be broadly contemporary with further standing stones in the vicinity.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the standing stone and an area around it in which traces of associated 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 prehistoric ritual practice. The stone is likely to represent only the most visible component of a protracted ritual use of the site which may be expected to be represented in surviving buried deposits.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



The monument is recorded in the RCAHMS as NO 14 NE 11.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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