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Rossie Priory

Barrow(S) (Prehistoric), Building (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Rossie Priory

Classification Barrow(S) (Prehistoric), Building (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Castlehill; Baledgarno

Canmore ID 30639

Site Number NO23SE 31

NGR NO 27805 30325

NGR Description Centred NO 277 303

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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

Archaeology Notes

NO23SE 31 centre 279 303

For souterrain complex in the same field, see NO23SE 30.

Air photographs reveal a round- and square-barrow cemetery immediately to the S of the settlement described on NO23SE 30, and lower down the slope.

G Maxwell 1987

Cropmarks of several probable barrows have been recorded over a distance of about 500m across the S portion of the field immediately SE of the Castlehill steading and some way into the adjoining field beyond. To the S of the W elements of the souterrain complex NO23SE 30, there are two sub-circular enclosures with central pits, which are possibly barrows; they are linked by a linear cropmark. At least one well-defined ring-ditch has been identified on the NE side of a tree in the adjoining field to the SE; it is not clear whether this is the remains of a barrow, but other faint cropmarks in the vicinity include fragments of what may be square barrows. On the SW side of the tree, however, there is a solid square mark some 6m square which is probably the sunken floor of a building (NO 2811 3029); a large pit lies adjacent to it.

Information from RCAHMS (JRS) 10 December 1992.

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Aerial Photographic Transcription (6 August 1996)

An aerial transcription was produced from oblique aerial photographs. Information from Historic Environment Scotland (BM) 31 March 2017.

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