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Lagg, ring-ditch 200m north west of

A Scheduled Monument in Strathearn, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.3562 / 56°21'22"N

Longitude: -3.8538 / 3°51'13"W

OS Eastings: 285550

OS Northings: 719755

OS Grid: NN855197

Mapcode National: GBR 1G.3J63

Mapcode Global: WH4N2.SH1L

Entry Name: Lagg, ring-ditch 200m NW of

Scheduled Date: 3 July 2000

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7738

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: house

Location: Muthill

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Strathearn

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 45m OD. It comprises a ring-ditch with a diameter of approximately 11m. The ditch is about 2m wide. Ring-ditches such as these have been found on excavation to represent the remains of large timber roundhouses of later prehistoric date.

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 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.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NN 81 NE 71.

Aerial Photographs used:

RCAHMS (1988) A 72254 NN81NE71.

RCAHMS (1988) A 72257 NN81NE71.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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