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Stralochy, palisaded enclosure 300m south of

A Scheduled Monument in Strathtay, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.5514 / 56°33'5"N

Longitude: -3.4873 / 3°29'14"W

OS Eastings: 308664

OS Northings: 740929

OS Grid: NO086409

Mapcode National: GBR V5.79R9

Mapcode Global: WH5NF.DLMG

Entry Name: Stralochy, palisaded enclosure 300m S of

Scheduled Date: 8 December 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7128

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: palisaded enclosure

Location: Caputh

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Strathtay

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises an enclosed palisaded settlement of prehistoric date, visible as a cropmark on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies in arable farmland on the summit of a prominent hill, at around 130m OD. It comprises a circular enclosure defined by two concentric ditches, measuring about 40m in internal diameter within the inner ditch. The ditches, which lie about 4m apart, are each about 1.5m wide.

Enclosures of this kind are characteristic of the first half of the first millennium BC. The ditches are likely to have formed the setting for palisades, timber fences of closely spaced posts.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related material may be expected to be found. It is circular with a diameter of 70m, as marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

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 increased by its proximity to monuments of potentially contemporary date.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO04SE 18.

Aerial Photographs:

1. RCAHMS (1984) A29225 NO04SE18&34

2. RCAHMS (1992) B79438 NO04SE18&34

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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