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Meikle Findowie, stone circle 460m south of, Strath Braan

A Scheduled Monument in Strathtay, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.5286 / 56°31'43"N

Longitude: -3.6938 / 3°41'37"W

OS Eastings: 295911

OS Northings: 738683

OS Grid: NN959386

Mapcode National: GBR V0.CPRH

Mapcode Global: WH5NJ.75BF

Entry Name: Meikle Findowie, stone circle 460m S of, Strath Braan

Scheduled Date: 30 November 1929

Last Amended: 14 January 2002

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM1566

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: stone circle or ring

Location: Little Dunkeld

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Strathtay

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises a stone circle of prehistoric date, visible as a series of upstanding and prostrate stones.

The monument was first scheduled in 1929, but an inadequate area was included to protect all of the archaeological remains. The present rescheduling rectifies this.

The stone circle lies in a field of rough grazing, at approximately 260m OD. The circle consists of a double ring of stones, the outer measuring approximately 8m in diameter, and the inner measuring about 4m in diameter and set slightly eccentrically. Six of the nine stones of the outer circle still stand erect, the maximum height being just over 1m. The stones of the inner circle are smaller, none rising to higher than 0.25m and all becoming obscured by grass cover.

A cup marked stone is situated about 500m SE of this monument. Stone settings of this type are characteristic of the Neolithic period.

The area proposed for scheduling is circular, with a diameter of 30m, as marked in red on the accompanying map. It includes the remains described and an area around them within which related material may be expected to be found.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to contribute to an understanding of prehistoric ritual practices. Its importance is increased by its proximity to other monuments of potentially contemporary date.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



The monument is recorded in the RCAHMS as NN 93 NE 1.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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