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Knowehead, enclosure 300m north of

A Scheduled Monument in Blairgowrie and Glens, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.5632 / 56°33'47"N

Longitude: -3.2782 / 3°16'41"W

OS Eastings: 321541

OS Northings: 741975

OS Grid: NO215419

Mapcode National: GBR VB.3JDR

Mapcode Global: WH6PN.M94G

Entry Name: Knowehead, enclosure 300m N of

Scheduled Date: 16 October 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7318

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: enclosure (domestic or defensive)

Location: Bendochy

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Blairgowrie and Glens

Traditional County: Perthshire


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

The monument lies on locally high ground in arable farmland at around 65m OD. It comprises a roughly circular ditched enclosure, measuring about 35m in internal diameter within a ditch up to 3m wide. Enclosed settlements such as this are characteristic of the first half of the first millennium BC.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related deposits may be expected to be found. It is circular with a diameter of 70m, as marked in red on the accompanying map extract. Above-ground components of modern field boundaries are excluded from the scheduling.

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 24 SW 37.

Aerial Photographs used:

RCAHMS (1976) PT/4665 NO24SW37, 44.

RCAHMS (1989) B24264 NO24SW37, 44.

RCAHMS (1988) PT/4665/TR NO24SW37.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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