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Coulshill, hut circle and enclosure 400m south east of

A Scheduled Monument in Strathallan, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.2629 / 56°15'46"N

Longitude: -3.6447 / 3°38'41"W

OS Eastings: 298219

OS Northings: 709040

OS Grid: NN982090

Mapcode National: GBR 1Q.9H4D

Mapcode Global: WH5PP.ZVL4

Entry Name: Coulshill, hut circle and enclosure 400m SE of

Scheduled Date: 11 December 2002

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7589

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 prehistoric hut circle and an adjoining enclosure, both visible as turf-covered banks. These features lie in moorland on the E bank of the Coul Burn, at around 250m OD.

The hut circle is represented by a circular bank with a diameter of about 12m, which represents the wall footings of what was once a timber-roofed roundhouse. Its entrance is on the WNW. Hut circles are characteristic of Bronze Age and Iron Age settlement sites in upland areas and normally date from the later second or early first millennium BC.

The remains of a rectangular enclosure adjoin the hut circle. This is about 20m long and aligned NW-SE and appears to be subdivided into two parts. Its relationship to the hut circle is not known. Another dyke adjoins the NW end of the enclosure and runs 15m before turning N for a further 30m.

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 sub-rectangular in shape, bounded by the Coul Burn on the S, with maximum measurements of 67m NE-SW by 94m WNW-ESE, 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, economy and land-use.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NN 90 NE 5.

Aerial Photographs used:

RCAHMS (1982) PT/10308.

RCAHMS (1982) PT/10309.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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