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Invergowrie, enclosure 150m south west of TA Centre

A Scheduled Monument in Carse of Gowrie, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.4601 / 56°27'36"N

Longitude: -3.0678 / 3°4'4"W

OS Eastings: 334295

OS Northings: 730286

OS Grid: NO342302

Mapcode National: GBR VH.6Z7C

Mapcode Global: WH6Q4.VWBG

Entry Name: Invergowrie, enclosure 150m SW of TA Centre

Scheduled Date: 14 November 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6517

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: enclosure (domestic or defensive)

Location: Dundee

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Carse of Gowrie

Traditional County: Angus


The monument comprises the remains of a rectilinear enclosure of prehistoric date represented by cropmarks visible on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 20m OD. It comprises a trapezoidal enclosure measuring some 35m N-S by about 35m E-W at its N end, tapering to approximately 25m at its S end, within a ditch some 2m wide. Darker patches inside the enclosure appear to indicate the remains of former domestic structures. There are a number of other prehistoric domestic sites in this area including a group of souterrains some 100m to the NE.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the enclosure and an area around it in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is circular with a diameter of 100m E-W as shown 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 enhanced by its proximity to other sites of similar date in the vicinity.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 33 SW 41.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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