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Pitcrocknie,standing stone 400m west of

A Scheduled Monument in Strathmore, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.6257 / 56°37'32"N

Longitude: -3.215 / 3°12'54"W

OS Eastings: 325547

OS Northings: 748862

OS Grid: NO255488

Mapcode National: GBR VC.TM2B

Mapcode Global: WH6P9.LQ7K

Entry Name: Pitcrocknie,standing stone 400m W of

Scheduled Date: 20 May 1930

Last Amended: 3 March 1995

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM1575

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: standing stone

Location: Alyth

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Strathmore

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises a standing stone of Neolithic or Bronze Age date.

The standing stone is roughly triangular in profile with a pointed top and measures some 2m E-W by 1m with a height of 2.1m. It stands on a gentle S-facing slope at around 80m OD. Monuments of this kind can indicate the presence of evidence for ritual practice over a protracted period of which the standing stone is only the most visible remnant.

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 relating to the ritual use of the site.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 24 NE 20.


Coles, F. R. (1909) 'Report on stone circles surveyed in Perthshire (South-East District), with measured plans and drawings; obtained under the Gunning Fellow-ship', Proc Soc Antiq Scot, vol. 43, 112.

RCAHMS (1990) The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. North-east Perth: an archaeological landscape, Edinburgh, 23, No. 65.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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