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Mill of Torr,ring ditch 450m ENE of

A Scheduled Monument in Trossachs and Teith, Stirling

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.1667 / 56°10'0"N

Longitude: -4.0195 / 4°1'10"W

OS Eastings: 274697

OS Northings: 698948

OS Grid: NS746989

Mapcode National: GBR 18.HGZ2

Mapcode Global: WH4NZ.787D

Entry Name: Mill of Torr,ring ditch 450m ENE of

Scheduled Date: 7 October 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6477

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: house

Location: Dunblane and Lecropt

County: Stirling

Electoral Ward: Trossachs and Teith

Traditional County: Perthshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a ring ditch house of prehistoric date represented by cropmarks visible on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies on locally high ground in arable farmland at around 30m OD. It comprises a ring ditch some 15-20m in diameter within a ditch some 3m broad. Ring ditches such as this have been found on excavation to represent the remains of former timber roundhouses of the later prehistoric period. A series of less well-defined cropmarks close to the ring ditch appear to represent the remains of associated features.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the cropmarks and an area around them in which traces of associated material may be expected to survive. It is circular with a diameter of 90m as marked in red on the accompanying map. The scheduled area excludes existing drains in order to facilitate their 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 settlement. Its importance is enhanced by its proximity to other sites of similar date in the vicinity.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NS 79 NW 37 and 39.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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