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Moncrieffe House

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<b>Moncrieffe House</b>Posted by nickbrandImage © nickbrand
Nearest Town:Perth (4km NW)
OS Ref (GB):   NO136193 / Sheet: 58
Latitude:56° 21' 29.07" N
Longitude:   3° 23' 54.51" W

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Moncrieffe Cup Marked Stone

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A dream home for a megarak. This circle stands on the lawn of Moncrieffe house near Bridge of Earn. It was moved here in the 70s from its original site a few hundred yards away because it was in the path of the M90 motorway. Just to the east is a cup mark boulder moved at the same time as the circle And infront of the house stands the Bore stone of Gask, a damaged cross slab with breathtaking carvings.

Permission must be sought to visit the site as it is in a private garden.
Posted by scotty
27th February 2003ce
Edited 27th February 2003ce

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Before the circle was moved to make way for the M90 it was excavated. Four phases of activity were recognized.

Phase 1 Was a class 1 henge monument containing a concentric ring of nine pits and a cremation lay outside the entrance.

Phase 2 A small burial cairn with kerb of of stones surrounded by a ring of standing stones. This monument was almost completely destroyed by later phases.

Phase 3 A ring of eight standing standing stones, graded in height from SW to NE; recumbent stones lay between the three tallest monoliths on the south-west arc. At the centre was a possible ring cairn which was accompanied by cremated burials in pits.

Phase 4 The centre of the monument was used as a metal working workshop for smelting iron and casting bronze.

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The excavation of a henge, stone circles and metal working area at Moncreiffe, Perthshire
Margaret E C Stewart with contributions by Joanna Close-Brooks, H McKerrell,and Lisbeth M Thorns.
Proceedings of the Society of Antiquities of Scotland, 115 1985
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
29th December 2005ce
Edited 29th December 2005ce

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Moncrieffe (Cup Marked Stone) — Miscellaneous

It is likely that this stone was placed in the centre of the circle during the latter half of the nineteenth century. In 1866 Simpson described this stone and refers to it as laying a few feet outside of the circle. A plan from 1882 by Romily Allen placed the stone in the field next to the circle. The excavators of the circle commented that "It is unlikely the stone ever stood upright as it bore no trace of differential weathering" The Book of Moncreiffe published in 1929(1929 says that the stone was placed in the centre of the circle to make room for a tree.

Information from
The excavation of a henge, stone circles and metal working area at Moncreiffe, Perthshire
Margaret E C Stewart with contributions by Joanna Close-Brooks, H McKerrell,and Lisbeth M Thorns.
Proceedings of the Society of Antiquities of Scotland, 115 1985
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
29th December 2005ce

Moncrieffe (Cup Marked Stone) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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8th December 2003ce

Moncrieffe (Cup Marked Stone) — Fieldnotes

Literally feet away from the circle here is a large cup marked rock, with around fourteen cup marks and the vague outlines of a couple of rings. It used to be in the centre of the circle before the circle was moved to its present position. nickbrand Posted by nickbrand
8th December 2003ce