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Mill-Lands of Dalcapon, enclosure 290m SSE of

A Scheduled Monument in Highland, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.6705 / 56°40'13"N

Longitude: -3.6809 / 3°40'51"W

OS Eastings: 297091

OS Northings: 754452

OS Grid: NN970544

Mapcode National: GBR V0.PSW9

Mapcode Global: WH5MR.FLFP

Entry Name: Mill-Lands of Dalcapon, enclosure 290m SSE of

Scheduled Date: 16 February 2001

Last Amended: 2 March 2016

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM9524

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Logierait

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Highland

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises the remains of a circular enclosure, interpreted as a henge; a ritual and ceremonial site likely to date to the Neolithic period (sometime between 3800 BC to 2500 BC). The monument survives as buried archaeological features which are visible on oblique aerial photographs. The monument is located on fairly flat, low-lying arable land to the west of the River Tummel, at 90m above sea level.

The enclosure measures about 20m in diameter with a substantial ditch approximately 3m wide with a break in the south southwest side which is probably an entrance. A variety of other smaller features within the interior are visible on oblique aerial photographs and may represent pits or burials.

The scheduled area is circular on plan, 50m in diameter, to include the remains described above and an area around them within which evidence relating to the monument's construction, use and abandonment is expected to survive, as shown in red on the accompanying map. The monument was first scheduled in 2001, but the documentation does not meet current standards: the present amendment rectifies this.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a relatively rare type of early prehistoric monument with the potential to make a significant addition to our understanding of ritual structures and the nature of ceremony and belief in Neolithic Scotland. The monument appears to be well preserved below the plough soil, and important archaeological features and deposits are expected to survive. In particular, the fills of the ditch and other features are likely to preserve important information about the date, design and construction of the henge, its duration of use, and the nature of the activities which took place here. The site may also preserve palaeoenvironmental information which can enhance our understanding of the climate, vegetation and land cover when the enclosure was built and in use.  Due to its rarity, if this monument was to be lost or damaged, our understanding of the distribution, character and significance of henges would be diminished.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



Historic Environment Scotland reference number CANMORE ID 26337(accessed on 10/7/2015).

The Perth and Kinross Council Historic Environment Record reference is MPK1673.

Aerial Photography used:

RCAHMS 1977 PT/5805 (SC 342750).

RCAHMS 1995 C52783.


Harding, A F and Lee, G E 1987, Henge monuments and related sites of Great Britain: air photographic evidence and catalogue, Brit Archaeol Rep 175.

RCAHMS 1994, South-east Perth: an archaeological landscape, Edinburgh, 39, fig A.


Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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