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Tay Lodge, ring-ditch 310m WNW of

A Scheduled Monument in Carse of Gowrie, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.3882 / 56°23'17"N

Longitude: -3.2046 / 3°12'16"W

OS Eastings: 325725

OS Northings: 722420

OS Grid: NO257224

Mapcode National: GBR 28.1D0J

Mapcode Global: WH6QG.RP6L

Entry Name: Tay Lodge, ring-ditch 310m WNW of

Scheduled Date: 25 September 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7233

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: house

Location: Errol

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Carse of Gowrie

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises a ring-ditch house of prehistoric date, visible as a series of cropmarks on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies on fairly level ground in arable farmland. It comprises a broad circular ditch, measuring about 25m in overall diameter, with the ditch about 4m wide. There appears to be an entrance on the NE. Within the interior there is an amorphous cropmark measuring about 12m in diameter, which appears to indicate the presence of surviving internal deposits. Ring-ditches such as this have been found on excavation to represent the remains of timber roundhouses 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 be found. It is circular with a diameter of 45m, 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.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



Historic Environment Scotland reference number CANMORE ID 30472 (accessed on 28/11/2019).

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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