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Lochton House, ring-ditch 390m south east of

A Scheduled Monument in Strathmore, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.4322 / 56°25'55"N

Longitude: -3.4391 / 3°26'20"W

OS Eastings: 311350

OS Northings: 727597

OS Grid: NO113275

Mapcode National: GBR V6.PNZ5

Mapcode Global: WH6Q5.4LLB

Entry Name: Lochton House, ring-ditch 390m SE of

Scheduled Date: 23 December 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6946

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: house

Location: Scone

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Strathmore

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises a ring-ditch house of prehistoric date, visible as a cropmark on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 20m OD. It comprises a circular ring-ditch measuring about 10m in internal diameter within a ditch about 3-4m wide. Ring-ditches such as this have been shown on excavation to represent the remains of timber roundhouses of the later prehistoric period.

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 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 12 NW 57.

Aerial Photographs used:

RCAHMS (1992) B79583 NO12NW57.

RCAHMS (1992) B79585 NO12NW57.

RCAHMS (1992) B79586 NO12NW57.

RCAHMS (1992) B79579 NO12NW57.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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