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Balmuick,stone circle 1600m ENE of

A Scheduled Monument in Strathearn, Perth and Kinross

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.4029 / 56°24'10"N

Longitude: -3.9724 / 3°58'20"W

OS Eastings: 278375

OS Northings: 725151

OS Grid: NN783251

Mapcode National: GBR 1B.0FKD

Mapcode Global: WH4MT.YBK9

Entry Name: Balmuick,stone circle 1600m ENE of

Scheduled Date: 20 May 1930

Last Amended: 28 February 1995

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM1501

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: stone circle or ring

Location: Monzievaird and Strowan

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Strathearn

Traditional County: Perthshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a stone circle of Neolithic or Bronze Age date represented by a standing stone and a number of fallen slabs. The monument lies on the summit of a small hill at around 350m OD.

The standing stone is some 1.5m high and stands on the SSW part of the circle. Five other stones appear to have formed part of the original circle of which four are fallen but apparently close to their original positions while the fifth lies off to E. 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 circular with a diameter of 40m 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 activity. The area around the stone may be expected to contain buried deposits relating to all phases of the site's use.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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The monument is recorded in the RCAHMS as NN 72 NE 1.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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