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Home Farm, ring-ditch 420m south of

A Scheduled Monument in Highland, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.6168 / 56°37'0"N

Longitude: -3.9056 / 3°54'20"W

OS Eastings: 283153

OS Northings: 748840

OS Grid: NN831488

Mapcode National: GBR JCQ7.9NZ

Mapcode Global: WH4LP.ZYBC

Entry Name: Home Farm, ring-ditch 420m S of

Scheduled Date: 28 February 2000

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7751

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: house

Location: Weem

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Highland

Traditional County: Perthshire


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

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 90m OD. It consists of a ring-ditch with a diameter of approximately 6m. Ring-ditches represent the remains of timber roundhouses, characteristic of the 1st millenium BC.

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 35m, 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. Its importance is increased by its proximity to other monuments of potentially contemporary date.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NN 84 NW 29.


Clark (1970) 'Weem, Castle Menzies, cist, pit with quern stones', Discovery Excav Scot, 40.

Aerial Photographs used:

RCAHMS (1992) C1702 NN84NW29.

RCAHMS (1992) C1703 NN84NW29.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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