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Thorn,standing stones 200m NNE of

A Scheduled Monument in Almond and Earn, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.3957 / 56°23'44"N

Longitude: -3.7496 / 3°44'58"W

OS Eastings: 292101

OS Northings: 723982

OS Grid: NN921239

Mapcode National: GBR 1L.13KK

Mapcode Global: WH5P2.CHQT

Entry Name: Thorn,standing stones 200m NNE of

Scheduled Date: 14 June 1929

Last Amended: 21 December 1994

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM1588

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: standing stone

Location: Fowlis Wester

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Almond and Earn

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises two fallen standing stones of Neolithic or Bronze Age date situated on a low mound at around 160m OD.

The larger of the two stones is a roughly triangular mass of granite measuring some 5m by 4m by 3.5m with three apparent cup-marks in its surface. The second stone has maximum dimensions of approximately 3m by 2.5m. The monument relates to ritual activity of Neolithic and

Bronze Age date and is associated with a number of other monuments in the vicinity dating to the same broad period.

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 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 practice. Its importance is enhanced by its association with other monuments of similar age within the vicinity.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



The monument is recorded in the RCAHMS as NN 92 SW 3.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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