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Milquhanzie Hill, fort

A Scheduled Monument in Strathearn, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.4037 / 56°24'13"N

Longitude: -3.793 / 3°47'34"W

OS Eastings: 289443

OS Northings: 724942

OS Grid: NN894249

Mapcode National: GBR 1J.0KTV

Mapcode Global: WH5P1.Q90N

Entry Name: Milquhanzie Hill, fort

Scheduled Date: 23 January 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7125

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: fort (includes hill and promontory fort)

Location: Fowlis Wester

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Strathearn

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises the remains of a hillfort of later prehistoric date.

The fort occupies the summit of Milquhanzie Hill at around 350m OD, overlooking extensive tracts of countryside, especially to the S and E. The fort is defined by three low ramparts most clearly visible on the E and N, with a possible NE entrance, and traceable in parts around the remainder of the summit. These enclose a pear-shaped area some 60m NE-SW by 45m which has been slightly disturbed by the emplacement of a series of masts and an access track which has been excavated to bedrock.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the visible remains and an area around them in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is circular with a diameter of 100m as marked on the accompanying map. The scheduling excludes all above ground modern structures and the modern track.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to add to our understanding of later prehistoric defensive settlement in Scotland.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NN82SE 37.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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