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Hatchbank, souterrains 220m north of and 280m NNW of

A Scheduled Monument in Kinross-shire, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.1768 / 56°10'36"N

Longitude: -3.4192 / 3°25'9"W

OS Eastings: 311989

OS Northings: 699149

OS Grid: NT119991

Mapcode National: GBR 1Z.GZRJ

Mapcode Global: WH6RJ.G00L

Entry Name: Hatchbank, souterrains 220m N of and 280m NNW of

Scheduled Date: 10 March 2000

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7607

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: souterrain, earth-house

Location: Kinross

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Kinross-shire

Traditional County: Kinross-shire


The monument comprises two souterrains of prehistoric date, visible as cropmarks on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 125m OD. It comprises two souterrains, both measuring about 12m in length. The first is curved and measures approximately 3m wide and tapers towards its W end. The second, which lies about 120m to the ESE of the first, is also curved, measuring about 2m in width and tapering towards its W end.

Souterrains are semi-subterranean structures generally regarded as having been used for storage in later prehistory. They were generally associated with above-ground domestic buildings, the remains of which may be expected to survive in the immediate vicinity.

The areas proposed for scheduling comprise the remains described and an area around them within which related material may be expected to be found. Both are circular, measuring 50m in diameter, 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 other monuments of potentially contemporary date.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NT 19 NW 32.

Aerial Photographs used:

RCAHMS (1986) A28907 NT19NW32.

RCAHMS (1986) A28908 NT19NW32.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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