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Balgarvie, unenclosed settlement 350m ESE of

A Scheduled Monument in Strathmore, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.4207 / 56°25'14"N

Longitude: -3.3843 / 3°23'3"W

OS Eastings: 314700

OS Northings: 726247

OS Grid: NO147262

Mapcode National: GBR V7.YHQ0

Mapcode Global: WH6Q5.ZWK5

Entry Name: Balgarvie, unenclosed settlement 350m ESE of

Scheduled Date: 21 January 1999

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6947

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: settlement

Location: Scone

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Strathmore

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises an unenclosed settlement of prehistoric date, visible as a series of cropmarks on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies on locally high ground in arable farmland at around 70m OD. It comprises a cluster of cropmarks on the summit of a low hill. The cropmarks, both angular and rounded in shape, measure up to 10m by 6m and appear to represent the remains of a series of prehistoric circular and rectangular timber buildings and associated structures. Together they comprise a small unenclosed settlement of probable prehistoric date.

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 90m, 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 NO12NW 51.

Aerial photographs used:

RCAHMS (1984) A64810 NO12NW51.

RCAHMS (1984) A64807 NO12NW51.

RCAHMS (1989) A64807/TR NO12NW51.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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