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Balrae

Mortuary Enclosure (Neolithic)(Possible)

Site Name Balrae

Classification Mortuary Enclosure (Neolithic)(Possible)

Alternative Name(s) Balrae Cottage; Carsie Mains; Upper Gothens; Broadmyre

Canmore ID 83151

Site Number NO14SE 94

NGR NO 1717 4207

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NO14SE 94 171 420.

Formerly entered in error as NO14SE 85 at incorrect cited location NO 169 413.

Cropmarks have revealed a possible mortuary enclosure some 60m WNW of Balrae Cottage. It measures about 21m from ESE to WNW by 9m transversely and comprises eight pits, six of them in opposed pairs along the sides and one placed centrally at each end.

Information from RCAHMS (SH) 12 January 1993.

Scheduled as Broadmyre, pit enclosure.

Information from Historic Scotland, scheduling document dated 12 February 2001.

Activities

Geophysical Survey (16 August 2013 - 13 September 2013)

NO 1717 4207 Trial resistivity and magnetic gradiometer surveys, over a pit defined enclosure identified from cropmarks, failed to define the pits or any other features of obvious archaeological significance. The survey was carried out, 16 August – 13 September 2013.

Archive: Perth and Kinross HER and RCAHMS (intended)

Funder: Blairgowrie, Rattray and District Local History Trust

Peter Morris, Blairgowrie Geoscience, 2013

(Source: DES)

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