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Kinnell Park,stone circle,Killin

A Scheduled Monument in Trossachs and Teith, Stirling

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.4658 / 56°27'57"N

Longitude: -4.3112 / 4°18'40"W

OS Eastings: 257700

OS Northings: 732805

OS Grid: NN577328

Mapcode National: GBR HCQM.HXD

Mapcode Global: WH3L4.RR62

Entry Name: Kinnell Park,stone circle,Killin

Scheduled Date: 30 June 1929

Last Amended: 12 March 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM1557

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: stone circle or ring

Location: Killin

County: Stirling

Electoral Ward: Trossachs and Teith

Traditional County: Perthshire

Description

The monument comprises a stone circle of Later Neolithic or Bronze Age date. The scheduling documentation for this monument was not properly completed when it was first scheduled.

The circle has a diameter of c.10m and is made up of six stones ranging in height from c.1.4m to 1.9m. It lies approximately 100m SE of the River Dochart overlooking the confluence of the Dochart and the Lochay, and the western end of Loch Tay.

The area to be scheduled is a circle 40m in diameter which includes the stone circle and an area around it in which evidence relating to its construction and use may survive, 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 prehistoric ritual practice.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Sources

Bibliography

The monument is recorded in the RCAHMS as NN 53 SE 12.

References:

Feachem, R. W. (1963) A guide to prehistoric Scotland, 1st, London, B. T. Batsford.

Thom, A. (1967) Megalithic sites in Britain, Oxford, Clarendon Press.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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