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Dunruchan, two standing stones and mound 1900m west of

A Scheduled Monument in Strathearn, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.3286 / 56°19'42"N

Longitude: -3.958 / 3°57'28"W

OS Eastings: 279025

OS Northings: 716854

OS Grid: NN790168

Mapcode National: GBR 1B.5BSF

Mapcode Global: WH4N7.56H8

Entry Name: Dunruchan, two standing stones and mound 1900m W of

Scheduled Date: 1 April 1930

Last Amended: 4 September 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM1543

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: standing stone

Location: Muthill

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Strathearn

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises two standing stones and a mound of prehistoric date. The stones themselves are already scheduled, but not the mound or the surrounding area where archaeological deposits are likely to exist. This proposal rectifies these omissions.

The monument stands on moorland at around 220m OD. It comprises a flat-topped stone some 2m high by approximately 5m in circumference at base, and another stone some 60m NE approximately 2.6m high. The NE stone leans slightly to the N, and is positioned on the S edge of a mound some 11m N-S by about 9.5m, possibly a burial monument. On the E side of this stone about 0.4m up from the ground is a carving, approximately 5cm by 10cm in size, of five short, nearly horizontal lines enclosed in a rectangular box.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the visible remains and an area around them in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is rectangular with maximum dimensions of 120m NE-SW by 30m as marked in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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