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Laigh of Rossie, enclosed settlement 150m NNE of

A Scheduled Monument in Strathallan, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.3184 / 56°19'6"N

Longitude: -3.6396 / 3°38'22"W

OS Eastings: 298687

OS Northings: 715205

OS Grid: NN986152

Mapcode National: GBR 1Q.5Y0N

Mapcode Global: WH5PJ.2G43

Entry Name: Laigh of Rossie, enclosed settlement 150m NNE of

Scheduled Date: 19 December 2002

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7945

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Dunning

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Strathallan

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 40m OD, some 150m NNE of Laigh of Rossie. It consists of a substantial oval enclosure measuring about 70m by 45m, which is defined by two concentric ditches. The inner ditch is about 3m wide and significantly broader than the outer ditch at about 1m wide. In the interior of the enclosure, towards the SW, there is a crescent-shaped cropmark about 12m long.

This type of cropmark is usually found on excavation to represent part of the remains of a timber roundhouse. There are also slight indications of other features in the interior. The site was clearly a defended settlement and is probably of later prehistoric date.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related material may be expected to survive. It is roughly rectangular in shape, with maximum dimensions of 69m NE-SW by 45m NW-SE, as marked in red on the accompanying map.

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. Its importance is increased by its proximity to other monuments of potentially contemporary date.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



Historic Environment Scotland reference number CANMORE ID 84920 (accessed on 06/10/2020).


Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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