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Masterfield. pit alignments 450m NNE of

A Scheduled Monument in Strathallan, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.3385 / 56°20'18"N

Longitude: -3.6056 / 3°36'20"W

OS Eastings: 300841

OS Northings: 717393

OS Grid: NO008173

Mapcode National: GBR 1R.4RXR

Mapcode Global: WH5PB.LY87

Entry Name: Masterfield. pit alignments 450m NNE of

Scheduled Date: 28 February 2000

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM8768

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: pit alignment (ritual or funerary)

Location: Dunning

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Strathallan

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises two roughly parallel lines of pits, probably dating to the prehistoric period.

The monument lies in arable farmland, at a height of around 15m OD, in a situation which overlooks the southernmost bank of the river Earn. It comprises two roughly parallel lines of pits, each numbering at least six pits, measuring approximately 30m in length and running in an approximately E - W direction. The pits may once have held large timbers and may be compared to ceremonial sites of the Neolithic period.

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 irregular on plan, measuring a maximum of 135m NNE-SSW by 40m transversely, as marked in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to contribute to our understanding of ritual practices in the prehistoric period.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 01 NW 38.

Aerial Photographs used:

RCAHMS (1984) A/29216.

RCAHMS (1984) A/29217.

RCAHMS (1984) A/29218.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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