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Calfward, ring-ditch 500m south east of

A Scheduled Monument in Strathallan, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.3195 / 56°19'10"N

Longitude: -3.7189 / 3°43'8"W

OS Eastings: 293780

OS Northings: 715455

OS Grid: NN937154

Mapcode National: GBR 1M.5Y6P

Mapcode Global: WH5PG.VF86

Entry Name: Calfward, ring-ditch 500m SE of

Scheduled Date: 28 February 2000

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7733

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: house

Location: Trinity Gask

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Strathallan

Traditional County: Perthshire


James A Williamson, City Superintendant of Works, 1909. Symmetrical rectangular-plan corn exchange hall with aisles. Pink coursed bull-faced sandstone with contrasting cream sandstone dressings. Steel roof structure.

NE (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: 11-bay, grouped 3-5-3; eaves cornice and parapet; architraved windows set in raised panels with aprons. 5-bay loggia with 4 Roman Doric columns; doorway behind at centre; 2-leaf glazed doors; plaque over doorway; single windows in 2 bays flanking doorway. Main gable wall with Venetian window recessed behind loggia. 3-bay pedimented pavilion blocks to outer left and right; single windows in each bay (window in 11th bay blocked).

NW (NEW MART ROAD) ELEVATION: 6-bay with 3-bay pavilion block to outer left; ground floor advanced with flat roof, cill curse at ground; cream ashlar gableheads. 3 openings (now blocked) at ground to each bay; gabled round-arched windows to each bay at 1st floor behind. Pitched roof block (no openings) with chimney stalk adjoining to outer right.

SE ELEVATION: 6-bay with 3-bay pavilion block to outer right; ground floor advanced with flat roof; cill course at ground; cream ashlar gableheads. 3 openings (now blocked) at ground to each bay; gabled round-arched windows to each bay at 1st floor behind. Small pane sash and case glazing to NE; fixed panes with hoppers to side elevation. Round-arched windows. Grey slate roofs with large skylights; raised glass skylight and ventilator to main roof; original rainwater goods, including hoppers.

2 corniced panelled gatepiers between Corn Market and former Market Refreshment Rooms (see separate listing).

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


No Bibliography entries for this designation

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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