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East Cult,two standing stones and cup-marked stone west of

A Scheduled Monument in Strathtay, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.5622 / 56°33'43"N

Longitude: -3.5109 / 3°30'39"W

OS Eastings: 307241

OS Northings: 742161

OS Grid: NO072421

Mapcode National: GBR V4.LJ9S

Mapcode Global: WH5NF.1BF5

Entry Name: East Cult,two standing stones and cup-marked stone W of

Scheduled Date: 20 May 1930

Last Amended: 14 December 1994

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM1544

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: standing stone

Location: Caputh

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Strathtay

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises two standing stones and a cup-marked stone of Neolithic or Bronze Age date.

The standing stones and a recumbent cup-marked stone are situated

beside the track to East Cult Farm at around 205m OD. The standing stones are 2.5m and 3m high. The recumbent slab is now somewhat weathered but displayed around 115 cup-marks when first recorded. The monument represents a ritual site of Neolithic or Bronze Age date.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the visible features and an area around them in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is semi-circular with a diameter of 35m 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 and between the stones may be expected to contain buried deposits relating to the ritual use of the site.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



The monument is recorded in the RCAHMS as NO 04 SE 2.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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