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Broich, cursus, ring-ditch, barrow & palisade 600m south east of Duchlage

A Scheduled Monument in Strathearn, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.3625 / 56°21'44"N

Longitude: -3.8354 / 3°50'7"W

OS Eastings: 286707

OS Northings: 720420

OS Grid: NN867204

Mapcode National: GBR 1H.32BG

Mapcode Global: WH5P7.1BXS

Entry Name: Broich, cursus, ring-ditch, barrow & palisade 600m SE of Duchlage

Scheduled Date: 8 November 2000

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM9135

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: palisaded enclosure; Prehistoric ritual and funerary: cursus/ban

Location: Crieff

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Strathearn

Traditional County: Perthshire


Dated 1901. Tall single storey, 5-bay, rectangular-plan Arts and Crafts-detailed hall with steeply-pitched swept roof. Stugged squared and snecked rubble with ashlar dressings. Semicircular-pedimented, architraved and transomed window. Chamfered arrises, stone transoms and mullions, and raked cills.

SE (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: small gabled porch projecting to right of centre with diminutive round-headed bipartite window and 2-leaf boarded timber door on return to left, further bipartite window immediately to left, penultimate bay to left with 4-light transomed window breaking eaves into shaped dormerhead with tall stack rising at right and boarded timber door to outer left; further bipartite window to outer right.

NE ELEVATION: gabled elevation with large 6-light transomed window and pediment date 'AD 1901', small timber-louvered opening in gablehead.

NW (REAR) ELEVATION: bay to right of centre with 4-light transomed window breaking eaves into gablehead, bipartite windows to remaining bays and tall stack wallhead between bays 1 and 2; further truncated stack to outer right.

SW ELEVATION: gabled elevation with 2 small windows.

Mainly multi-pane leaded glazing, plate glass glazing in timber window to transomed window at SE. Small grey slates. Ashlar stacks. Overhanging eaves with plain bargeboarding.

INTERIOR AND WAR MEMORIAL: some decorative plasterwork, boarded timber dadoes and panelled part-glazed doors. Full-width part-glazed folding timber dividing doors; corniced and panelled timber wall to SW.

Timber chimneypiece to NW rising into classical pedimented timber war memorial with 'MOUBRAY HALL MEMORIAL OF OUR OWN BOYS WHO FELL' over frieze with 6 medallions each inscribed with name of fallen; this surmounts large panel with 'ROLL OF HONOUR / POWMILL DISTRICT AND THOSE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS HALL WHO SERVED WITH THE ARMED FORCES OF THE CROWN DURING THE WAR 1914 - 1918' and names of fallen with further inscription at bottom right 'FOSSOWAY WAR MEMORIAL PANEL'.

BOUNDARY WALLS: flat-coped rubble boundary walls (lowered?) with truncated flat-coped, square-section ashlar and rubble gatepiers.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a complex of Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments with a later prehistoric settlement overlying them. The monument is of particular importance because of the unique occurrence of a ring-ditch of pit circle on the line of the ditch, apparently in a gap specially left for it. The occurrence of a Bronze Age burial mound (the Stayt of Crieff) within the enclosed area is also rare. The location of the Iron Age settlement may be fortuitous, but it has been suggested that this sort of activity may represent the deliberate later re-use of areas important in prehistory.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



PERTHSHIRE ADVERTISER (October 27 1928), p6.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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