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Orwell, rectilinear enclosure 300m north of

A Scheduled Monument in Kinross-shire, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.225 / 56°13'30"N

Longitude: -3.3735 / 3°22'24"W

OS Eastings: 314937

OS Northings: 704454

OS Grid: NO149044

Mapcode National: GBR 21.CXR8

Mapcode Global: WH6R5.4SVP

Entry Name: Orwell, rectilinear enclosure 300m N of

Scheduled Date: 28 February 2000

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7623

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Orwell

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Kinross-shire

Traditional County: Kinross-shire


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

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 115m OD. It comprises a rectilinear enclosure measuring approximately 110m WSW-ENE by 80m NNW-SSE. The enclosure is defined by a single ditch measuring some 2m in width. There is a second ditch extending from the NW side of the enclosure, dividing the interior of the enclosure in two.

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 rectangular, with maximum dimensions 165m NNE-SSW by 170m E-W, 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 NO 10 SW 24.

Aerial Photographs used:

RCAHMS (1980) KR/434 NO10SW24.

RCAHMS (1986) A30614 NO10SW24.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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