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Hallhole, enclosures and trackways NNE of

A Scheduled Monument in Strathtay, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.5405 / 56°32'25"N

Longitude: -3.3317 / 3°19'53"W

OS Eastings: 318208

OS Northings: 739519

OS Grid: NO182395

Mapcode National: GBR V8.XXN5

Mapcode Global: WH6PM.SVPT

Entry Name: Hallhole, enclosures and trackways NNE of

Scheduled Date: 17 December 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7023

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: settlement

Location: Caputh

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Strathtay

Traditional County: Perthshire


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

The monument lies in arable farmland. The most prominent feature is a circular enclosure measuring about 40m in internal diameter. To the NE is a second, less well-defined enclosure of broadly similar size, represented by two concentric palisade trenches. A number of linear cropmarks to the SE of the enclosures, appear to represent the remains of trackways.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the enclosures and an area around them within which related material may be expected to be found. This area includes the part of the linear cropmarks closest to the enclosures, but does not include their entire length.

The scheduled area is irregular in shape with maximum dimensions of 220m between its N and S-most points, and 200m between its E and W-most points, as marked in red on the accompanying map extract. It excludes the modern fenceline which forms its N boundary.

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 NE 32.

Aerial Photographs used:

CUCAP (1975) A35199 NO13NE32.

CUCAP (1965) A35198 NO13NE32.

RCAHMS (1989) A35199/TR NO13NE32.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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