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Bonhard Park, unenclosed settlement south east of

A Scheduled Monument in Strathmore, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.4231 / 56°25'23"N

Longitude: -3.3712 / 3°22'16"W

OS Eastings: 315515

OS Northings: 726502

OS Grid: NO155265

Mapcode National: GBR V8.K6RB

Mapcode Global: WH6Q6.5TX9

Entry Name: Bonhard Park, unenclosed settlement SE of

Scheduled Date: 20 January 1999

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6708

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 occupies the crest of a ridge of locally high ground in arable farmland. It comprises a series of settlement remains including four disc-shaped cropmarks, each measuring about 10m in diameter. Excavation of similar cropmarks elsewhere, has shown that they represent the remains of prehistoric timber roundhouses.

The site also contains numerous less well-defined cropmarks, and at least one souterrain on the N side of the field, measuring about 12m in length. Souterrains are semi-subterranean, passage-like structures, generally regarded as having been used for storage in later prehistory.

Taken together, the features represent an unenclosed settlement of probable later prehistoric date.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the visible remains and an area around them within which related material may be expected to be found. It is irregular in shape with maximum dimensions of 170m between its N- and S-most points, and 210m between its E- and W-most points, 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 proximity to monuments of potentially contemporary date.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 12 NE 30.

Aerial Photographs used:

RCAHMS (1984) A64737 NO12NE30.

RCAHMS (1984) A64735 NO12NE30.

RCAHMS (1989) A64735/TR NO12NE30.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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