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Millhills, palisaded enclosure 350m WNW of

A Scheduled Monument in Strathearn, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.3594 / 56°21'33"N

Longitude: -3.7991 / 3°47'56"W

OS Eastings: 288941

OS Northings: 720020

OS Grid: NN889200

Mapcode National: GBR 1J.3BGV

Mapcode Global: WH5P7.MF44

Entry Name: Millhills, palisaded enclosure 350m WNW of

Scheduled Date: 3 March 2000

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7728

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: palisaded enclosure

Location: Crieff

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Strathearn

Traditional County: Perthshire


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 35m OD. It consists of a sub-circular enclosure with a diameter of approximately 40m, defined by a narrow palisade trench. This trench would have held a timber palisade of closely spaced posts that would have defined an enclosure containing at least one house and its outbuildings. Such palisaded enclosures 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 material may be expected to be found. It is circular with a diameter of 60m, 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 our understanding of prehistoric settlement and economy. The proximity of this site to other monuments of potentially contemporary date is of particular interest.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NN 82 SE 81.

Aerial Photographs used:

CUCAP (1984) CQH 50 NN81NE57-61.

CUCAP (1984) CQD 50 NN81NE57-61.

RCAHMS (1992) B 79223 NN81NE57-8, 81.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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