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Staredam, standing stones 80m south west of

A Scheduled Monument in Strathtay, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.5269 / 56°31'36"N

Longitude: -3.5461 / 3°32'45"W

OS Eastings: 304990

OS Northings: 738282

OS Grid: NO049382

Mapcode National: GBR V4.1N4B

Mapcode Global: WH5NL.H6MQ

Entry Name: Staredam, standing stones 80m SW of

Scheduled Date: 6 November 1929

Last Amended: 3 March 1999

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM1584

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: standing stone

Location: Auchtergaven

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Strathtay

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises two standing stones of prehistoric date. It is being rescheduled in order to clarify the extent of the scheduled area and to ensure that the archaeologically most sensistive area is covered.

The stones are situated in arable farmland at around 125m OD. They are set around 3m apart and aligned roughly NE-SW. The NE stone measures about 1.4m high, 1.2m wide and about 0.4m thick. It is rounded in shape. The SW stone measures about 1.3m high, 1.4m wide and about 0.7m thick. It is roughly square in shape. Such standing stones are of Neolithic and Bronze Age date and formed the focus for prehistoric ritual practices.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the stones and an area around them within which related material may be expected to be found. It is circular with a diameter of 25m, as marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to contribute to our understanding of prehistoric ritual practices.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



The monument is recorded by RCAHMS as NO 03 NW 2.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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