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Thorn, ring-ditch 180m WNW of

A Scheduled Monument in Strathallan, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.2901 / 56°17'24"N

Longitude: -3.6817 / 3°40'54"W

OS Eastings: 296001

OS Northings: 712126

OS Grid: NN960121

Mapcode National: GBR 1P.7LTR

Mapcode Global: WH5PP.F507

Entry Name: Thorn, ring-ditch 180m WNW of

Scheduled Date: 12 February 2001

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM9307

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: hut circle, roundhouse

Location: Auchterarder

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Strathallan

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises a horseshoe shaped ring-ditch, visible as a cropmark on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies in arable farmland at 90m OD. The ditch that defines the monument is about 1-2m across, forming a 15m diameter horseshoe-shaped enclosure with the open side to the W. Ring-ditches of this kind represent the remains of timber roundhouses. A crescent-shaped cropmark within the ring-ditch probably indicates the survival of internal deposits.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the remains described and an area around them in which related material may be expected to be found. It is circular, measuring 35m in diameter, and is 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. 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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