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Bridge of Lyon,cairn & cup marked stone 350m ESE of

A Scheduled Monument in Highland, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.5939 / 56°35'38"N

Longitude: -4.0671 / 4°4'1"W

OS Eastings: 273170

OS Northings: 746580

OS Grid: NN731465

Mapcode National: GBR JCB9.1QF

Mapcode Global: WH4LT.HJJC

Entry Name: Bridge of Lyon,cairn & cup marked stone 350m ESE of

Scheduled Date: 25 June 1965

Last Amended: 4 February 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM1532

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: cairn (type uncertain)

Location: Fortingall

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Highland

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises a burial cairn and cupmarked stone of prehistoric date. It is already scheduled but the original scheduling included too small an area.

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 120m OD. It comprises a cairn of small stones overlain with earth, some 5.5m across the flat summit, about 9.2m in diameter at base, and approximately 1m high. It is surrounded by a ditch about 3-4m wide and some 0.7m deep, with an outer bank some 1m broad. Excavations in 1884 revealed fragments of human bone within the cairn and further burials may be expected to survive within it.

A cupmarked stone about 2.4m long by 1m wide lies in the ditch. It has 9 cups on the W side and 1 on the N end. The stone is almost certainly not in its original position but is likely to be associated with the funerary use of the cairn.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the remains described and an area around them in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is circular with a diameter of 40m as marked in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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