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Wallacetown, moated settlement 900m ESE of

A Scheduled Monument in Almond and Earn, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.3514 / 56°21'5"N

Longitude: -3.3563 / 3°21'22"W

OS Eastings: 316278

OS Northings: 718502

OS Grid: NO162185

Mapcode National: GBR 22.3V7X

Mapcode Global: WH6QL.DMZ8

Entry Name: Wallacetown, moated settlement 900m ESE of

Scheduled Date: 12 February 2001

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM9455

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Secular: homestead moat

Location: Dunbarney

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Almond and Earn

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises a moated settlement of Medieval date, visible as a cropmark on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies in arable farmland at about 5m O.D. The monument comprises a sub-rectangular enclosure situated on the edge of a natural terrace above the northern floodplain of the River Earn. The S side of the enclosure is defined by no more than the edge of the terrace, but a shallow hollow marks the line of a broad ditch on the N and W sides. Cropmarks reveal its presence on the E, though here it has been partly truncated by a field boundary. The interior of the enclosure measures at least 40m from E to W by 20m transversely.

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 rectangular and measures 80m WSW-ENE by 60m NNW-SSE as marked in red on the accompanying map extract. A field boundary forms the limit of the scheduled are to the NE, which itself is excluded from the scheduling.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to contribute to an understanding of Medieval fortified settlement and economy.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 11 NE 69.

Aerial Photographs used:

RCAHMS (1982) PT/10855.

RCAHMS (1982) PT/10857.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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