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Invermay, enclosure 675m ENE of

A Scheduled Monument in Almond and Earn, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.3293 / 56°19'45"N

Longitude: -3.5099 / 3°30'35"W

OS Eastings: 306734

OS Northings: 716236

OS Grid: NO067162

Mapcode National: GBR 1W.59F6

Mapcode Global: WH5PL.15XQ

Entry Name: Invermay, enclosure 675m ENE of

Scheduled Date: 17 January 2001

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM8875

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: enclosure (domestic or defensive)

Location: Forteviot

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Almond and Earn

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises a defended settlement, dating to the prehistoric period.

The visible extent of the monument lies in arable farmland, the remainder being obscured by trees, at a height of around 85m OD. The monument is located upon a river terrace overlooking the Water of May. It is impossible to ascertain the full extent of the monument, though it seems likely that it will have been semi-circular on plan.

To the south, the edge of the river terrace will have provided natural defences for the site's inhabitants. Elsewhere, additional defences have been created through the digging of two broad, parallel ditches. The monument is likely to represent the remains of a defended settlement site or fort, and probably dates to the Bronze Age.

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 semi-circular on plan, measuring 80m along its straight edge, and a maximum of 50m transversely, and bounded on its southern edge by the line of the footpath, 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.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



Historic Environment Scotland reference number CANMORE ID 26601 (accessed on 05/08/2021).

Wilson D R 2000. Air Photo Interpretation for Archaeologists. Tempus Publishing.


Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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