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Orchard, enclosure 520m ENE of

A Scheduled Monument in Strathallan, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.34 / 56°20'23"N

Longitude: -3.6348 / 3°38'5"W

OS Eastings: 299038

OS Northings: 717603

OS Grid: NN990176

Mapcode National: GBR 1Q.4KCR

Mapcode Global: WH5PB.4XD2

Entry Name: Orchard, enclosure 520m ENE of

Scheduled Date: 30 November 2000

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7939

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Findo Gask

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Strathallan

Traditional County: Perthshire


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

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 20m OD. It comprises a sub-circular enclosure with a diameter of about 30m, defined by a single ditch measuring about 2m wide. Enclosures of this type are characteristic of the Iron Age.

The area proposed for scheduling includes 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 50m, 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


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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