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Wester Drumatherty, unenclosed settlement 300m west of

A Scheduled Monument in Strathtay, Perth and Kinross

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.5541 / 56°33'14"N

Longitude: -3.4407 / 3°26'26"W

OS Eastings: 311533

OS Northings: 741164

OS Grid: NO115411

Mapcode National: GBR V6.G2M2

Mapcode Global: WH6PL.3JTD

Entry Name: Wester Drumatherty, unenclosed settlement 300m W of

Scheduled Date: 9 January 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7165

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: settlement

Location: Caputh

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Strathtay

Traditional County: Perthshire

Description

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

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 45m OD. It comprises several crescent-shaped cropmarks, apparently the remains of prehistoric timber roundhouses, two of which are enclosed by circular palisade trenches. Of these enclosed crescents, the northernmost measures about 18m across within a palisade 30m in diameter, while the more southerly measures some 15m across within a palisade about 26m in diameter.

The two palisade enclosures intersect suggesting that they were successive rather than contemporary. Other cropmarks in this location include two curving linear features which appear to represent the remains of souterrains. These were semi-subterranean structures generally thought to have been used for storage in later prehistory.

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 100m, 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. Its importance is increased by its proximity to monuments of potentially contemporary date.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Sources

Bibliography

RCAHMS records the monument as NO 14 SW 20.

Aerial Photographs used:

RCAHMS (1982) PT/NO14SW20.

RCAHMS (1990) B43200 NO14SW20.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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