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Gold Castle, enclosure 200m south west of Donald's Bank

A Scheduled Monument in Strathtay, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.4347 / 56°26'5"N

Longitude: -3.4662 / 3°27'58"W

OS Eastings: 309684

OS Northings: 727912

OS Grid: NO096279

Mapcode National: GBR V6.2GPM

Mapcode Global: WH5P0.QJMF

Entry Name: Gold Castle, enclosure 200m SW of Donald's Bank

Scheduled Date: 23 December 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7572

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Scone

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Strathtay

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises an enclosed settlement of prehistoric date, represented by cropmarks visible on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies in arable farmland on the east bank of the River Tay, at around 10m OD. It comprises a rectilinear ditched enclosure measuring about 150m NE-SW by 100m internally, within a ditch some 8-10m wide. A disc-shaped cropmark measuring about 40m in diameter occupies the SW end of the enclosure. This may represent a 'tumulus', or burial mound, in which coins were reportedly found during the eighteenth century.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related deposits may be expected to survive. It is sub-rectangular, with maximum dimensions of 250m NE-SW by 170m as marked in red on the accompanying map extract. The NW boundary is formed by the bank of the River Tay.

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.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 02 NE 26.

Aerial Photographs used:

CUCAP (1949) PT/14100/po NO02NE26.

CUCAP (1972) PT/10984/po NO02NE26.

RCAHMS (1985) A41234 NO02NE26.

RCAHMS (1988) PT/10984/TR NO02NE26.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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