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Clach na Boile,standing stone

A Scheduled Monument in Highland, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.6946 / 56°41'40"N

Longitude: -4.1736 / 4°10'24"W

OS Eastings: 266988

OS Northings: 757986

OS Grid: NN669579

Mapcode National: GBR JC20.T4B

Mapcode Global: WH4L5.VZSQ

Entry Name: Clach na Boile,standing stone

Scheduled Date: 15 April 1930

Last Amended: 14 December 1994

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM1516

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: standing stone

Location: Fortingall

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Highland

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises a standing stone of Neolithic or Bronze Age

date situated on a terrace of the River Tummel at approximately 200m


The standing stone lies some 600m S of the River Tummel close to the

E end of Loch Rannoch. The stone is squat in proportions measuring

some 1m N-S by 0.7m and standing 1.1m high.

Monuments of this kind represent ritual sites of the Neolithic and Bronze Age and can contain evidence for ritual activity over a protracted period of which the stone itself is the most visible component.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the standing stone and an area around it in which traces of associated ritual activity may be

expected to survive. It is circular with a diameter of 20m 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 associated with the ritual use of the site.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



The monument is recorded in the RCAHMS as NN 65 NE 1.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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