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Wellfield, homestead 320m south of

A Scheduled Monument in Almond and Earn, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.3268 / 56°19'36"N

Longitude: -3.3449 / 3°20'41"W

OS Eastings: 316930

OS Northings: 715750

OS Grid: NO169157

Mapcode National: GBR 22.5BJ8

Mapcode Global: WH6QS.L7DM

Entry Name: Wellfield, homestead 320m S of

Scheduled Date: 4 March 2002

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM9452

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: homestead

Location: Abernethy

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Almond and Earn

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises an enclosed homestead of prehistoric date, visible as a cropmark on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies in arable farmland at about 25m OD. It comprises the remains of a substantial roundhouse, about 13m in diameter, situated in the centre of an annular ditched enclosure.

The ditched enclosure is c.40m in diameter and is defined by a single ditch, 1m to 2m wide, with a possible entrance to the N. Together, these components form a single enclosed homestead. This type of monument is characteristic of the Iron Age, and probably dates to some time in the thousand year period between about 500 BC and AD 500.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related material may be expected to survive. It is circular in shape with a diameter of 70m, 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 an understanding of prehistoric settlement and economy. Its importance is increased by its proximity to other monuments of potentially contemporary date.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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