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Moncur, remains of timber buildings 400m WSW of

A Scheduled Monument in Carse of Gowrie, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.4498 / 56°26'59"N

Longitude: -3.1671 / 3°10'1"W

OS Eastings: 328157

OS Northings: 729231

OS Grid: NO281292

Mapcode National: GBR VF.DL7Q

Mapcode Global: WH6Q9.B43W

Entry Name: Moncur, remains of timber buildings 400m WSW of

Scheduled Date: 7 December 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7202

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: hall

Location: Inchture

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Carse of Gowrie

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises the remains of a group of timber buildings of prehistoric date, now visible as a series of cropmarks on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 15m OD. It comprises the remains of a series of apparently over-lapping rectangular timber buildings, defined by narrow foundation trenches for timber walls. The largest and clearest measures some 23m by 8m internally. A dark cropmark in the interior of this building indicates the presence of surviving internal deposits.

Timber structures of this form are generally thought to date to the 1st millennium AD, although some may be much earlier, dating to the Neolithic period.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related material may be expected to be found. It is a truncated circle on plan, with a maximum diameter of 80m, 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 our understanding of prehistoric settlement and economy. Its importance is increased by its proximity to other monuments of potentially contemporary date.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 22 NE 9.

Aerial Photographs used:

RCAHMS (1983) PT/14383 NO22NE9, 10, 28, 29.

RCAHMS (1988) PT/14382/TR NO22NE10.

RCAHMS (1992) B79798 NO22NE9, 10, 11, 28, 29.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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