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Monzie Castle,stone circle & cup & ring marked stone 850m ESE of

A Scheduled Monument in Strathearn, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.3966 / 56°23'47"N

Longitude: -3.8134 / 3°48'48"W

OS Eastings: 288165

OS Northings: 724182

OS Grid: NN881241

Mapcode National: GBR 1J.0TH6

Mapcode Global: WH5P1.DHB4

Entry Name: Monzie Castle,stone circle & cup & ring marked stone 850m ESE of

Scheduled Date: 20 February 1930

Last Amended: 23 February 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM1568

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: cupmarks or cup-and-ring marks and similar rock art

Location: Crieff

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Strathearn

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises a stone circle and a cup and ring marked stone of prehistoric date. The monument is being rescheduled to clarify the extent of the scheduled area and to ensure the protection of buried archaeological deposits between and around the stones.

The monument lies in an area of rough grassland at around 120m OD. It comprises a circle of 9 standing stones, the highest of which is approximately 0.7m high and, to the SW, a boulder measuring about 1.5m by 0.7m, decorated with cup and ring markings. The stone circle has an internal diameter of around 6m.

Stone circles of this type are characteristic of the Neolithic period. Their exact function remains elusive, but they are known to have been used for ritual and ceremonial purposes. Cup and ring marks are decorative circular depressions carved into standing stones, outcrops of bedrock and boulders. They date to the Neolithic or Bronze Age periods.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related material may be expected to be found. It is circular with a diameter of 50m, as marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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