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Dow Hill Cottages, souterrain 250m ESE of

A Scheduled Monument in Almond and Earn, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.3768 / 56°22'36"N

Longitude: -3.3824 / 3°22'56"W

OS Eastings: 314721

OS Northings: 721362

OS Grid: NO147213

Mapcode National: GBR 21.28AV

Mapcode Global: WH6QD.0ZLB

Entry Name: Dow Hill Cottages, souterrain 250m ESE of

Scheduled Date: 23 February 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6716

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: souterrain, earth-house

Location: Rhynd

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Almond and Earn

Traditional County: Perthshire


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

The monument lies on locally high ground in arable farmland at around 50m OD. It comprises a curved cropmark, about 20m in length, which represents the remains of a souterrain. There is an amorphous cropmark beside the souterrain which may be the remains of an associated building. Souterrains are semi-subterranean structures generally regarded as having been used for storage in later prehistory.

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 55m, 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



Historic Environment Scotland reference number CANMORE ID 70818 (accessed on 30/07/2019).

Wilson D R 2000. Air Photo Interpretation for Archaeologists. Tempus, Stroud.


Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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