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Gannochy, unenclosed settlement 450m NNE of

A Scheduled Monument in Perth City Centre, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.4089 / 56°24'32"N

Longitude: -3.4105 / 3°24'37"W

OS Eastings: 313058

OS Northings: 724966

OS Grid: NO130249

Mapcode National: GBR 20.01S0

Mapcode Global: WH6QC.L54P

Entry Name: Gannochy, unenclosed settlement 450m NNE of

Scheduled Date: 3 March 1999

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6720

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: enclosure (domestic or defensive); Secular: road

Location: Scone

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Perth City Centre

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises an unenclosed settlement of prehistoric date and associated features, visible as a series of cropmarks on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 35m OD. Towards the centre is a rectilinear enclosure measuring about 20m by 18m. This enclosure is adjoined by a further, less well-defined enclosure to its SW. Partially overlapping the first enclosure is an amorphous cluster of cropmarks seemingly formed in part by overlapping circular features. These appear to represent the remains of former timber roundhouses and associated structures.

To the SE of the enclosures are 2 parallel linear cropmarks about 8m apart, running for a distance of about 120m NNE-SSW. These appear to delineate a former road or trackway, potentially associated with the settlement.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the settlement remains, the adjacent part of the road or trackway, and an area around them within which related material may be expected to be found. It is irregular in shape, with maximum dimensions of 150m between its N- and S-most points and 140m between its E- and W-most points, as marked 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 an understanding of prehistoric settlement and economy. Its importance is increased by its proximity to monuments of potentially contemporary date.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 12 SW 38, 190 and 191.

Aerial Photographs used:

RCAHMS (1982) PT/10729 NO12SW38, 190 and 191.

RCAHMS (1982) PT/10728 NO12SW190 and 191.

RCAHMS (1989) PT/10727/TR NO12SW190 and 191.


Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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