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New Fowlis

Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Site Name New Fowlis

Classification Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 26181

Site Number NN92SW 2

NGR NN 9271 2329

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Perth And Kinross
  • Parish Fowlis Wester
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District Perth And Kinross
  • Former County Perthshire

Archaeology Notes

NN92SW 2 9271 2329

See also NN92SW 4.

(NN 9271 2329) Tumulus (NR)

OS 6" map (1958)

A cairn with a total diameter of about 117ft. On the slope of the cairn is a monolith 4ft high and 2ft 2ins by 2ft in cross-diameter. The standing stone is one of those formerly surrounding a large high tumulus; others lying about around it. Still 6ft or more high (OS 6" map annotated by O G S Crawford, 23 April 1940).

A cairn with one stone remaining of an original peristalith (information from M E C Stewart, 20 November 1963).

F R Coles 1911

This cairn, c.3.5m high, and the stone are generally as described above. Surveyed at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (EGC) 19 December 1966.

This cairn is as described by the OS. It occupies a situation low down on an S-facing slope.

Visited by RCAHMS (RJCM, JRS), 10 November 1995.

Activities

Field Visit (19 August 1942)

Standing Stone and Tumulus.

S of Fowlis Wester at the junction of the road from that village with the Perth-Crieff highway are remains of a large cairn some 130' across which looks as if it had been much disturbed. On its E edge stands an earthfast stone 3'9" x 2'8" x 2'4" facing E. There are several other large stones on the perimeter of the cairn but these are not earthfast.

Visited by RCAHMS (VGC) 19 August 1942.

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