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Nether Gothens, enclosure south of

A Scheduled Monument in Strathtay, Perth and Kinross

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.5494 / 56°32'57"N

Longitude: -3.3471 / 3°20'49"W

OS Eastings: 317280

OS Northings: 740521

OS Grid: NO172405

Mapcode National: GBR V8.X6F2

Mapcode Global: WH6PM.KNC1

Entry Name: Nether Gothens, enclosure S of

Scheduled Date: 17 December 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7162

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: palisaded enclosure

Location: Lethendy

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Strathtay

Traditional County: Perthshire

Description

The monument comprises a palisaded enclosure of prehistoric date, visible as a series of cropmarks on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 45m OD. It comprises a rectilinear enclosure measuring about 115m NW-SE by 100m, within a ditch, probably for a palisade (a form of timber stockade) about 2m wide. There is an entrance on the SE some 15m across. A short length of ditch, about 25m long and 50m from the S corner, butts onto the SW side of the enclosure at right angles.

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 with maximum dimensions of 160m between its N- and S-most points, and 175m between its E- and W-most points, 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 the understanding of prehistoric settlement and economy.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NO 14 SE 28.

Aerial Photographs used:

RCAHMS (1983) PT/14728 NO14SE28, 89.

RCAHMS (1990) B44188 NO14SE28, 89.

RCAHMS (1988) PT/14729/TR NO14SE28, 89.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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