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Rhynd, enclosed settlement 600m ENE of

A Scheduled Monument in Strathallan, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.2639 / 56°15'50"N

Longitude: -3.8419 / 3°50'30"W

OS Eastings: 286013

OS Northings: 709461

OS Grid: NN860094

Mapcode National: GBR 1H.96W2

Mapcode Global: WH4NG.YTQC

Entry Name: Rhynd, enclosed settlement 600m ENE of

Scheduled Date: 1 March 2000

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7596

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 series of upstanding banks.

The monument lies in moorland at around 110m OD. It comprises the remains of a sub-circular building measuring about 12m in diameter. The building is situated within a pear-shaped enclosure measuring about 40m WSW-ENE by 70m NNW-SSE.

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. It is of particular interest because of its siting within a boggy area, in which information on the contemporary environment may survive.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NN 80 NE 14.

Aerial Photographs used:

RCAHMS (1993) CO6582.

RCAHMS (1993) CO6581.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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