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Glendelvine, souterrain 90m north west of Lodge Cottages

A Scheduled Monument in Strathtay, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.5537 / 56°33'13"N

Longitude: -3.4691 / 3°28'8"W

OS Eastings: 309790

OS Northings: 741157

OS Grid: NO097411

Mapcode National: GBR V5.V20L

Mapcode Global: WH5NF.PJ8Q

Entry Name: Glendelvine, souterrain 90m NW of Lodge Cottages

Scheduled Date: 8 December 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7135

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 fairly level ground in arable farmland at around 55m OD. It comprises a tightly curved souterrain measuring about 12m in length. There are a number of amorphous cropmarks in the immediate vicinity which may represent the remains of associated structures.

Souterrains are semi-subterranean structures generally regarded as having been used for storage in later prehistory, and usually found associated with the remains of above-ground timber roundhouses.

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. 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 36.

Aerial Photographs used:

RCAHMS (1986) A30150 NO04SE36, 38.

RCAHMS (1986) A30154 NO04SE36, 38.

RCAHMS (1986) A30154/TR NO04SE36, 38.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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