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Pole Hill, hut-circle 240m south east of triangulation point

A Scheduled Monument in Carse of Gowrie, Perth and Kinross

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.418 / 56°25'4"N

Longitude: -3.3021 / 3°18'7"W

OS Eastings: 319768

OS Northings: 725845

OS Grid: NO197258

Mapcode National: GBR V9.SJV8

Mapcode Global: WH6Q7.7YT8

Entry Name: Pole Hill, hut-circle 240m SE of triangulation point

Scheduled Date: 4 February 2000

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6926

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: house

Location: Kilspindie

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Carse of Gowrie

Traditional County: Perthshire

Description

The monument comprises a hut-circle of prehistoric date, visible as the upstanding turf-covered footings of what would have been a substantial timber house of the Bronze or Iron Age.

The monument lies in rough pasture at around 850m OD. The circular footings measure about 10m in internal diameter with a ditch about 2m in breadth, and there are also traces of an outer bank. The profile of the ditch is best defined on the E, where the outer lip has been cut back into the slope to a depth of about 0.4m.

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 circular with a diameter of 40m, 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. It is of particular importance because of the proximity of an Iron Age hillfort. The relationship between the two monuments might cast considerable light on the development of enclosed and unenclosed settlement in Tayside.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NO 12 NE 41.

Aerial Photographs used:

RCAHMS (1991) B46671 NO12NE12, 55 and 41.

RCAHMS (1991) B46676 NO12NE12, 55 and 41.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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