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East Pilmore, unenclosed settlement 1000m east of

A Scheduled Monument in Carse of Gowrie, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.4555 / 56°27'19"N

Longitude: -3.0727 / 3°4'21"W

OS Eastings: 333985

OS Northings: 729771

OS Grid: NO339297

Mapcode National: GBR VH.7B5Q

Mapcode Global: WH6QB.S00H

Entry Name: East Pilmore, unenclosed settlement 1000m E of

Scheduled Date: 14 November 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6519

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: settlement

Location: Longforgan

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Carse of Gowrie

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises the remains of an unenclosed settlement of prehistoric date represented by cropmarks visible on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 25m OD. It comprises an unenclosed settlement consisting of the remains of at least 4 former domestic structures represented by dark disc-shaped cropmarks. A group of 3 of these lies on the E part of the site; all are approximately 10-12m in diameter. To the WSW is a fourth, of similar dimensions. There are a number of other prehistoric domestic sites represented by traces visible on aerial photographs in the surrounding area.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the cropmarks and an area around them in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is sub-rectangular with maximum dimensions of 110m ENE-WSW by 60m as marked in red on the accompanying map .

Supplementary information updated 2019.

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 25.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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