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Topfauld, enclosure 140m north west of

A Scheduled Monument in Strathallan, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.2534 / 56°15'12"N

Longitude: -3.8172 / 3°49'1"W

OS Eastings: 287510

OS Northings: 708252

OS Grid: NN875082

Mapcode National: GBR 1J.9SHF

Mapcode Global: WH5PT.B2JW

Entry Name: Topfauld, enclosure 140m NW of

Scheduled Date: 1 March 2000

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7588

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: enclosure (domestic or defensive)

Location: Ardoch

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Strathallan

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises an enclosed settlement of prehistoric date, visible as a cropmark on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 150m OD. It comprises a sub-circular ditched enclosure, measuring approximately 70m in diameter. The ditch measures about 4m wide, and there is a possible entrance at the S of the enclosure.

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 100m, 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 an understanding of prehistoric settlement and economy.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



Historic Environment Scotland reference number CANMORE ID 25215 (accessed on 26/03/2021).

Wilson D R 2000. Air Photo Interpretation for Archaeologists. Tempus, Stroud.


Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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