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Scotston,settlement & field system 700m NNW of

A Scheduled Monument in Strathtay, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.5681 / 56°34'5"N

Longitude: -3.7845 / 3°47'4"W

OS Eastings: 290444

OS Northings: 743215

OS Grid: NN904432

Mapcode National: GBR KC0C.C4F

Mapcode Global: WH5N8.V51P

Entry Name: Scotston,settlement & field system 700m NNW of

Scheduled Date: 25 June 1990

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4860

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: fort (includes hill and promontory fort); Secular: road

Location: Little Dunkeld

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Strathtay

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises the remains of a settlement and field system of the later Bronze Age (some 2500 to 3500 years old). There are the remains of at least eight circular houses, surviving as low turf covered banks, ranging in size from 10m to 18m across. One of the houses is a double walled 'Dalrulzion' type. There are also the remains of at least three other possible structures. The field system comprises the extensive remains of field boundary banks and c. 110m field clearance cairns, many of which are in linear arrangements. Excavations elsewhere in Scotland have shown that a significant number of these cairns may cover human burials. Parts of a track system in the area may be contemporary with elements of the field system. The area to be scheduled measures a maximum of 250m SW to NE by 515m transversely, the existing modern forestry fences and pylons lying within the area being specifically excluded from the scheduling.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a well preserved and extensive prehistoric monument which has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of Bronze Age settlement and farming. It is of particular importance because it has excellent field characteristics and because few of its kind survive undamaged in this part of Tayside. One of the other surviving sites lies close by and the comparison of the two farming complexes, which may be broadly contemporary, could increase considerably our knowledge of the development and use of the Bronze Age landscape.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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