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Glenbran, ring fort 590m south east of

A Scheduled Monument in Carse of Gowrie, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.4848 / 56°29'5"N

Longitude: -3.2291 / 3°13'44"W

OS Eastings: 324406

OS Northings: 733201

OS Grid: NO244332

Mapcode National: GBR VC.HHT9

Mapcode Global: WH6Q2.C8LH

Entry Name: Glenbran, ring fort 590m SE of

Scheduled Date: 13 February 2001

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7303

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: ring fort

Location: Abernyte

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Carse of Gowrie

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises a ring fort of prehistoric date, visible as upstanding defences.

The monument lies within a plantation on a low rise, at around 205m OD. It consists of a circular enclosure, measuring about 21m in internal diameter, defined by a low turf-covered bank, and protected by natural defences on the E. The bank measures up to 4.5m in thickness and about 0.3m in height.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the visible remains 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 our understanding of prehistoric fortified settlement and economy. Its defences will contain evidence for the nature and date of their construction while the interior will provide evidence for the nature and organisation of domestic occupation. It is the only known ring fort in South East Perthshire.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 23 SW 22.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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