Rottenreoch

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Site Type LONG CAIRN
Canmore ID 25511
Site Number NN82SW 18
NGR NN 8425 2063
Council PERTH AND KINROSS
Parish MUTHILL
Former Region TAYSIDE
Former District PERTH AND KINROSS
Former County PERTHSHIRE
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Archaeological Notes

NN82SW 18 8425 2063.

(NN 8425 2063) Rottenreoch (NR)
OS 6" map (1930)

A chambered cairn aligned roughly SW to NE, about 190 feet long and 43 feet wide at its NE end, contracting to 37 feet at the SW. Some 14 feet from the NE end, slabs protruding through the turf suggest a cist lying skew to the axis of the cairn and possibly 12 feet long by 2 feet 3 inches wide. Near the centre and near the SW end other earth-fast slabs are visible that may also be remains of cists.
V G Childe and A Graham 1943

A Neolithic long cairn with a number of segmented cists of Clyde/Carlingford type.
Information from M E C Stewart, 1963.

This long cairn is a mound of earth and stone aligned NNE to SSW. It measures 60.0m by 16.0m, with a maximum height of 0.7m, at its north end. At the north end there is a cist outlined by slabs 0.2m high, and about 12.0m to the south there is another. At the south end of the mound is an earthfast upright stone, possibly part of a third cist. The mound is disfigured with stone-clearance heaps and by tree-felling.
Revised at 25".
Visited by OS (WDJ) 19 March 1963

18 August 1942
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Project Emergency Surveys

Notes This site was included within the RCAHMS Emergency Survey (1942-3), an unpublished rescue project. Site descriptions, organised by county, vary from short notes to lengthy and full descriptions and are available to view online with contemporary sketches and photographs. The original typescripts, manuscripts, notebooks and photographs can also be consulted in the RCAHMS Search Room.
Information from RCAHMS (GFG) 10 December 2014.



Further details

 
Books and References

Childe and Graham, V G and A (1943) 'Some notable prehistoric and medieval monuments recently examined by The Royal Commission on Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland', Proc Soc Antiq Scot, vol.77
Page(s): 31-2

Henshall, A S (1972a) The chambered tombs of Scotland, , vol.2 Edinburgh
Page(s): 475 Held at RCAHMS E.7.1.HEN

Maxwell, J H (1957) 'Some prehistoric antiquities in the Strathearn area', Soc Friends Dunblane Cathedral, vol.7, 4
Page(s): 112

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