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Woodside Cottage, enclosure 320m west of

A Scheduled Monument in Strathmore, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.4522 / 56°27'7"N

Longitude: -3.3597 / 3°21'35"W

OS Eastings: 316287

OS Northings: 729721

OS Grid: NO162297

Mapcode National: GBR V8.HHFF

Mapcode Global: WH6Q6.C3C0

Entry Name: Woodside Cottage, enclosure 320m W of

Scheduled Date: 16 October 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6706

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: palisaded enclosure

Location: St Martins

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Strathmore

Traditional County: Perthshire


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

The monument is situated on a prominent shelf in an arable field at about 300m OD. It comprises a circular enclosure defined by two concentric ditches. It measures about 40m in diameter, within ditches measuring about 2m wide and set about 5m apart. Such enclosures are characteristic of lowland settlement in the first millennium BC.

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


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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