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Blackhillock, souterrain 50m west of

A Scheduled Monument in Strathtay, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.5519 / 56°33'6"N

Longitude: -3.4684 / 3°28'6"W

OS Eastings: 309825

OS Northings: 740953

OS Grid: NO098409

Mapcode National: GBR V5.V84H

Mapcode Global: WH5NF.PLK3

Entry Name: Blackhillock, souterrain 50m W of

Scheduled Date: 8 December 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7132

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 a souterrain of prehistoric date, visible as a cropmark on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies on locally high ground in arable farmland at around 55m OD. It comprises a tightly curved souterrain measuring about 12m in length. A faint, irregular cropmark to the NNW appears indicate the position of an associated building.

Souterrains are semi-subterranean structures generally regarded as having been used for storage in later prehistory. They are generally found in association with the remains of above-ground structures which tend not to produce well-defined cropmarks.

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 50m, 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.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 04 SE 33.

Aerial Photographs used:

RCAHMS (1984) A29226 NO04SE33.

RCAHMS (1984) A29227 NO04SE33.

RCAHMS (1984) A29226/TR NO04SE33.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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