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Hill House, unenclosed settlement 100m north east of

A Scheduled Monument in Strathmore, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.4586 / 56°27'30"N

Longitude: -3.4508 / 3°27'2"W

OS Eastings: 310692

OS Northings: 730545

OS Grid: NO106305

Mapcode National: GBR V6.N090

Mapcode Global: WH5NT.YXYN

Entry Name: Hill House, unenclosed settlement 100m NE of

Scheduled Date: 23 December 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7178

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 in arable farmland at around 35m OD. It comprises series of cropmarks, including at least two ring-ditches. Ring-ditches such as these have been found on excavation to represent the remains of timber roundhouses of later prehistoric date.

Several of the other cropmarks comprise dark circular features indicative of similar houses where the interior floor levels are preserved to a higher degree. Also present are numerous curving linear cropmarks of a type characteristic of souterrains, semi-subterranean cellars often found associated with later prehistoric roundhouses.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related deposits may be expected to be found. It is irregular with maximum dimensions of 200m N-S by 130m E-W 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 NO 13 SW 65.

Aerial Photographs used:

RCAHMS (1986) A30286 NO13SW65.

RCAHMS (1989) A30288/TR NO13SW65.

RCAHMS (1992) B79590 NO13SW65.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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