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Dalpatrick, enclosed settlement 420m ENE of

A Scheduled Monument in Strathearn, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.349 / 56°20'56"N

Longitude: -3.7921 / 3°47'31"W

OS Eastings: 289344

OS Northings: 718847

OS Grid: NN893188

Mapcode National: GBR 1K.3S2B

Mapcode Global: WH5P7.QPG4

Entry Name: Dalpatrick, enclosed settlement 420m ENE of

Scheduled Date: 3 March 2000

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7730

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Crieff

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Strathearn

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 30m OD. It consists of a sub-circular enclosure measuring approximately 100m NW-SE by 50m transversely, defined by a ditch approximately 3m in width. Within this main enclosure are two further enclosures.

Towards the NW end of the main enclosure is a sub-circular enclosure with a diameter of approximately 20m, defined by a ditch measuring about 2m in width. Towards the SE end of the main enclosure is a third, roughly rectangular feature, measuring about 12m by 5m, defined by a ditch measuring about 1m wide. This feature represents the remains of a rectilinear building, possibly dating from the Neolithic period.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the remains described and an area around and between them within which related material may be expected to be found. It is irregular in shape, measuring a maximum of 130m NW-SE by 80m 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. The presence of a potentially very early building within this group, and the relationship between the different elements of this site, adds to the importance of the monument.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NN 81 NE 18.

Aerial Photographs used:

CUCAP (1979) CKF 8 NN 81NE18.

RCAHMS (1986) A 28785 NN81NE18.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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