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Stralochy, palisaded enclosure 370m south of

A Scheduled Monument in Strathtay, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.5507 / 56°33'2"N

Longitude: -3.4878 / 3°29'16"W

OS Eastings: 308631

OS Northings: 740853

OS Grid: NO086408

Mapcode National: GBR V5.79N8

Mapcode Global: WH5NF.DLCZ

Entry Name: Stralochy, palisaded enclosure 370m S of

Scheduled Date: 8 December 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7133

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 near the summit of a prominent hill, at around 120m OD. The enclosure is defined by a single circular palisade trench, measuring about 30m in internal diameter. The palisade trench measures about 1.5m wide. There appears to have been an entrance on the W, marked by pits for two large gate-posts.

Such enclosures are characteristic of the first half of the first millennium BC, palisades being timber fences of closely spaced posts set into a narrow continuous trench.

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 NO 04 SE 34.

Aerial Photographs used:

RCAHMS (1992) B79438 NO04SE18, 34.

RCAHMS (1984) A29225 NO04SE18, 34.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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