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East Pilmore,timber building 150m ESE of

A Scheduled Monument in Carse of Gowrie, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.4553 / 56°27'19"N

Longitude: -3.0868 / 3°5'12"W

OS Eastings: 333116

OS Northings: 729771

OS Grid: NO331297

Mapcode National: GBR VH.76XS

Mapcode Global: WH6QB.K0BL

Entry Name: East Pilmore,timber building 150m ESE of

Scheduled Date: 30 September 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6464

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: henge

Location: Longforgan

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Carse of Gowrie

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises the remains of a timber building of prehistoric date represented by cropmarks visible on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies on level ground in arable farmland at around 30m OD. It comprises a sub-rectangular building with rounded ends, some 25m long by about 7m wide. The building is aligned WNW-ESE and is defined by a ditch or a series of very closely-spaced post holes approximately 1-2m in width. It appears to have an entrance with a small annexe on its S side, the latter measuring some 15m long and about 4m wide.

The plan of this former structure is similar in form to excavated Neolithic settlements in eastern Scotland but also bears some similarities, in shape and size, to timber halls of the Early Historic period. There are a number of prehistoric domestic sites in this area, sited along the same contour, including an unenclosed settlement some 100m to the SW.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the cropmark structure and an area around it in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is sub-rectangular with maximum dimensions of 70m WNW-ESE by 40m NNE-SSW as marked in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to contribute to our understanding of prehistoric settlement and economy. Its importance is enhanced by its proximity to potentially contemporary sites.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 32 NW 31.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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