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St Louis,settlement,field system and cairn 600m north west of

A Scheduled Monument in Strathtay, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.5494 / 56°32'57"N

Longitude: -3.7827 / 3°46'57"W

OS Eastings: 290503

OS Northings: 741133

OS Grid: NN905411

Mapcode National: GBR KC1D.L0V

Mapcode Global: WH5N8.VNX1

Entry Name: St Louis,settlement,field system and cairn 600m NW of

Scheduled Date: 19 March 1992

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5322

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: settlement; Prehistoric ritual and funerary: bell cairn

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 3000 years old, and the remains (largely removed) of the White Cairn, a burial mound of the earlier Bronze Age; there are other possible burial cairns in the area. The houses survive as turf and heather-covered rings up to 11m in diameter.

Around the houses are the remains of past cultivation in the form of field banks and clearance cairns. The area to be scheduled measures a maximum of 840m NE to SW by 560m transversely, bounded on the E side by the fence (itself specifically excluded from the scheduling) alongside the the A826 road, as marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a well preserved settlement with good field characteristics, which has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of prehistoric settlement in the area. It is of particular importance because of the survival, around the settlement and between its houses, of the remains of its associated field system. Particularly taken in conjunction with the possibly contemporary settlement and field system at Scotston to the N this monument has the potential to increase considerably our knowledge of the development of the farmed landscape in an area where few settlements and field systems have survived.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland




Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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