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Lowbank, souterrain 520m north east of

A Scheduled Monument in Almond and Earn, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.3386 / 56°20'19"N

Longitude: -3.7061 / 3°42'21"W

OS Eastings: 294627

OS Northings: 717558

OS Grid: NN946175

Mapcode National: GBR 1N.4MC4

Mapcode Global: WH5P9.1YG3

Entry Name: Lowbank, souterrain 520m NE of

Scheduled Date: 31 October 2000

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7734

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: souterrain, earth-house

Location: Trinity Gask

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Almond and Earn

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises a souterrain of prehistoric date, visible as a cropmark on oblique aerial photographs. The monument lies in arable farmland at around 40m OD. It comprises a single souterrain, measuring approximately 12m in length and about 2m in width, tapering to about 1m at its SE end, where it curves tightly.

Souterrains are semi-subterranean structures generally regarded as having been used for storage in later prehistory. They were generally associated with above-ground domestic buildings, the remains of which may be expected to survive in the immediate vicinity.

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 circular with a diameter of 50m, 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


No Bibliography entries for this designation

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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