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Culthill, souterrains 100m ESE of

A Scheduled Monument in Strathtay, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.5595 / 56°33'34"N

Longitude: -3.467 / 3°28'1"W

OS Eastings: 309932

OS Northings: 741794

OS Grid: NO099417

Mapcode National: GBR V5.TNJ7

Mapcode Global: WH5NF.QD79

Entry Name: Culthill, souterrains 100m ESE of

Scheduled Date: 8 December 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7129

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: souterrain, earth-house

Location: Caputh

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Strathtay

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises two souterrains of prehistoric date, visible as cropmarks on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 60m OD. It comprises two souterrains situated about 20m apart. Each is curved and about 12m in length by up to 5m wide, the more westerly of the two narrowing to a sharply hooked terminal. A number of less well-defined cropmarks in the vicinity of the souterrains may indicate the remains of associated timber roundhouses and other structures.

Souterrains are semi-subterranean structures generally regarded as having been used for storage in later prehistory, and above-ground accompanying structures are to be expected in their immediate vicinity.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related archaeological material may be expected to be found. It is sub-rectangular with maximum dimensions of 110m E-W by 50m, defined on the N side by the S side of a fenced minor road. The area is marked in red on the accompanying map extract. The above-ground elements of all modern fences are excluded from scheduling.

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.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO04SE 31.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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