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Damside, fort 780m south west of

A Scheduled Monument in Strathmore, Perth and Kinross

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.465 / 56°27'53"N

Longitude: -3.362 / 3°21'43"W

OS Eastings: 316173

OS Northings: 731145

OS Grid: NO161311

Mapcode National: GBR V8.GNWQ

Mapcode Global: WH6Q0.BR8R

Entry Name: Damside, fort 780m SW of

Scheduled Date: 10 March 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7163

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: fort (includes hill and promontory fort)

Location: St Martins

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Strathmore

Traditional County: Perthshire

Description

The monument comprises a fort or defended settlement of prehistoric date, visible as a series of cropmarks on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument is situated at the edge of a deep gully, at about 390m OD. It comprises a multivallate enclosure defended on the SE by the steep slopes of the gully, and elsewhere by five concentric arcs of ditch. The area enclosed by the ditches measures about 100m by 40m. The ditches measure up to 6m wide and are spaced at intervals of between 6-8m.

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 irregular in shape, consisting of a circle of diameter 200m lacking an irregular area on its SE side, as marked in red on the accompanying map extract. Above-ground elements of the modern fence-lines that bound and bisect the site are excluded from the scheduling to allow for ease of maintenance.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to contribute to our understanding of prehistoric defensive settlement.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Sources

Bibliography

NO 13 SE 8

CUCAP (1962) A35167/po NO13SE8.

CUCAP (1962) PT/14133/po NO13SE8.

RCAHMS (1989) Pt/14113/TR NO13SE8.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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