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Newton of Glencarse, ring-ditches 270m north east of

A Scheduled Monument in Carse of Gowrie, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.3828 / 56°22'58"N

Longitude: -3.2976 / 3°17'51"W

OS Eastings: 319970

OS Northings: 721922

OS Grid: NO199219

Mapcode National: GBR 24.1WMM

Mapcode Global: WH6QF.9TYR

Entry Name: Newton of Glencarse, ring-ditches 270m NE of

Scheduled Date: 18 August 1999

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7246

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: hut circle, roundhouse

Location: Kinfauns

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Carse of Gowrie

Traditional County: Perthshire


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

The monument lies on a prominent rounded knoll in arable farmland at around 50m OD. It comprises two conjoined ring-ditches, the more southerly of the two having a broad gap in its ditch on the E. The northern ring-ditch measures about 15m in internal diameter, while the southern one measures about 18m in internal diameter.

Ring-ditches such as these have been found on excavation to represent the remains of timber roundhouses of later prehistoric date.

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 circular with a diameter of 75m, 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 SE 38.

Aerial Photographs used:

RCAHMS (1982) PT/10758 NO12SE38.

RCAHMS (1986) A29877 NO12SE38.

RCAHMS (1988) A55047/TR NO12SE38.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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