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Tofthill, enclosed settlement 300m NNW of

A Scheduled Monument in Carse of Gowrie, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.3776 / 56°22'39"N

Longitude: -3.3353 / 3°20'7"W

OS Eastings: 317630

OS Northings: 721387

OS Grid: NO176213

Mapcode National: GBR 23.20NL

Mapcode Global: WH6QD.QYYR

Entry Name: Tofthill, enclosed settlement 300m NNW of

Scheduled Date: 5 October 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7237

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: settlement

Location: Kinfauns

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Carse of Gowrie

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises an enclosed settlement of prehistoric date, visible as a series of cropmarks on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies in arable farmland on the summit of a low rise, at around 45m OD. It comprises an irregularly-shaped ditched enclosure, measuring about 85m E-W by 75m within a ditch up to 5m wide. There appears to be an entrance on the ENE. There is a curving cropmark within the E part of the enclosure which appears to represent the remains of a souterrain about 25m in length. A second curved cropmark, at the western end of the enclosure, may indicate a second souterrain or the remains of a former timber roundhouse. Souterrains are subterranean structures generally regarded as having been used for storage in later prehistory.

The area proposed for scheduling encompasses the remains described and an area around them within which related material may be expected to be found. It is circular with a diameter of 135m, as marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to contribute to our understanding of prehistoric settlement and economy.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO12SE 37.

Aerial Photographs used:

1. RCAHMS (1982) PT/10852 NO12SE37.

2. RCAHMS (1982) PT/10854 NO12SE37.

3. RCAHMS (1988) PT/10854/TR NO12SE37.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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