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Muirhead, rectilinear enclosure 500m south east of

A Scheduled Monument in Strathallan, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.3007 / 56°18'2"N

Longitude: -3.851 / 3°51'3"W

OS Eastings: 285558

OS Northings: 713572

OS Grid: NN855135

Mapcode National: GBR 1G.74T7

Mapcode Global: WH4N8.TWCN

Entry Name: Muirhead, rectilinear enclosure 500m SE of

Scheduled Date: 3 July 2000

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7934

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Muthill

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 190m OD. It comprises a rectilinear settlement enclosure measuring approximately 90m NNE-SSW by about 50m transversely, defined by a ditch measuring about 4m wide. The corners of the enclosure are rounded.

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 sub-rectangular, with maximum dimensions of 125m NNE-SSW by 85m transversely, 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.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



Historic Environment Scotland (accessed on 02/08/2021).

Wilson D R 2000. Air Photo Interpretation for Archaeologists. Tempus Publishing.


Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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