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New Fowlis,cairn and standing stone 90m north of the crossroads

A Scheduled Monument in Almond and Earn, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.3897 / 56°23'22"N

Longitude: -3.7393 / 3°44'21"W

OS Eastings: 292716

OS Northings: 723293

OS Grid: NN927232

Mapcode National: GBR 1L.1KWF

Mapcode Global: WH5P2.JNLG

Entry Name: New Fowlis,cairn and standing stone 90m N of the crossroads

Scheduled Date: 20 February 1930

Last Amended: 18 May 1993

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM1573

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: mound (ritual or funerary)

Location: Fowlis Wester

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Almond and Earn

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument is a well preserved prehistoric burial mound with a standing stone erected on the east flank.

The mound measures 37m in diameter and 3.5m high. The stone is 1.5m high. There is evidence in crop growth of the existence of a ditch around the mound.

The area to be scheduled, to include the area of the possible ditch, measures 50m E to W by 60m N to S, as marked in red on the attached


Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a well preserved burial mound which has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of prehistoric burial and ritual. The monument is in addition important because an area of prehistoric land surface will be sealed beneath the mound; this might provide important information on early agriculture.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



The monument is recorded in the RCAHMS as NN 92 SW 2.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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