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Lochton House, enclosure 350m ESE of

A Scheduled Monument in Strathmore, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.4342 / 56°26'3"N

Longitude: -3.4363 / 3°26'10"W

OS Eastings: 311524

OS Northings: 727815

OS Grid: NO115278

Mapcode National: GBR V6.PHML

Mapcode Global: WH6Q5.5JXT

Entry Name: Lochton House, enclosure 350m ESE of

Scheduled Date: 23 December 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6722

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: enclosure (domestic or defensive)

Location: Scone

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Strathmore

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises a rectilinear enclosure of prehistoric date, visible as a cropmark on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 25m OD. It comprises a rectilinear enclosure, defined by a narrow ditch about 2m wide, and measuring some 120m NW-SE by 60m. The monument may be associated with an extensive barrow cemetery and cursus monument which lie in the field immediately to the N.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the remains described and an area around them within which associated deposits may be expected to be found. It is a parallelogram on plan with sides of 180m WNW-SSE and 135m NNE-SSW 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 close proximity to monuments of potentially contemporary date.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 12 NW 61.

Aerial Photographs used:

RCAHMS (1992) B79575 NO12NW43, 61.

RCAHMS (1992) B79570 NO12NW32, 43, 61.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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