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Masterfield, ring-ditches and associated features 500m ENE of

A Scheduled Monument in Strathallan, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.3378 / 56°20'15"N

Longitude: -3.601 / 3°36'3"W

OS Eastings: 301124

OS Northings: 717307

OS Grid: NO011173

Mapcode National: GBR 1S.4LZ2

Mapcode Global: WH5PB.NYGS

Entry Name: Masterfield, ring-ditches and associated features 500m ENE of

Scheduled Date: 28 February 2000

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM8767

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: house

Location: Dunning

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Strathallan

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises a group of ring ditches plus additional enclosures, dating to the prehistoric period.

The monument lies in arable farmland, at a height of around 15m OD, and probably represents the remains of a settlement site occupied in the Bronze Age or Iron Age. It comprises at least three ring ditches, which are likely to represent the remains of timber houses, plus two associated enclosures. The first of these is sub-rectangular in form, measuring approximately 30m by 20m in extent, while the other is roughly triangular, measuring a maximum of 40m in extent from E-W by 30m transversely.

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 240m from its easternmost to its westernmost points, by 255m from its northernmost to its southernmost points, as marked in red upon 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 settlement and economy in the prehistoric period. Its importance is further enhanced by the unusually dense concentration of monuments apparent in this location.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 01 NW 38.

Aerial Photographs used:

RCAHMS (1979) PT/6273.

RCAHMS (1992) B/79159.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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