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Craighead,settlement and field system 900m north of

A Scheduled Monument in Strathmore, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.68 / 56°40'47"N

Longitude: -3.3148 / 3°18'53"W

OS Eastings: 319545

OS Northings: 755020

OS Grid: NO195550

Mapcode National: GBR V9.87WK

Mapcode Global: WH6P2.1CTD

Entry Name: Craighead,settlement and field system 900m N of

Scheduled Date: 8 February 1993

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5581

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: settlement

Location: Alyth

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Strathmore

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument is a settlement and field system of the Bronze Age or Iron Age situated on the E flank of the Hill of Three Cairns.

The settlement consists of eight circular houses constructed of stone-faced, rubble-filled walls. The northernmost house is of the double-walled 'Dalrulzion'-type, and two of the others are a pair of houses within a small enclosure. Immediately beside the doorway of the northern house of the pair is a cup-marked rock. Around the houses are elements of a field system, comprising field banks and clearance cairns, and small subsidiary structures. A forestry road runs through the monument. One of the houses, partly removed by the road, was excavated in 1983.

The area to be scheduled includes the settlement, part of the field system and an area around them within which traces of activity associated with their use may be found. The area is irregular and measures a maximum of 200m N-S by 105m at its widest point, as marked in red on the attached map. A modern forestry road runs through the area to be scheduled; its structure above ground is specifically excluded from the scheduling.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a settlement and field system of the Bronze Age or Iron Age which has the potential to add greatly to our understanding or prehistoric settlement and economy in the area. Taken with other probably contemporary sites in the area it has the potential to increase considerably our knowledge of settlement and land use in Perthshire.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO15SE 23.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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