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Inchyra Farm, unenclosed settlement 500m north east of

A Scheduled Monument in Carse of Gowrie, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.3737 / 56°22'25"N

Longitude: -3.3142 / 3°18'51"W

OS Eastings: 318926

OS Northings: 720925

OS Grid: NO189209

Mapcode National: GBR 23.2KD4

Mapcode Global: WH6QM.2226

Entry Name: Inchyra Farm, unenclosed settlement 500m NE of

Scheduled Date: 9 July 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7236

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: settlement

Location: St Madoes

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Carse of Gowrie

Traditional County: Perthshire


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

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 30m OD. It comprises two disc-shaped cropmarks, the easterly one measuring about 15m in diameter, and the westerly one some 8m in diameter. These features are characteristic of the remains of later prehistoric timber roundhouses.

A narrow linear cropmark extending from the E side of the larger disc-shaped cropmark, appears to represent the remains of a souterrain; a type of semi-subterranean structure generally regarded as having been used for storage in later prehistory.

There are also a series of pits represented by cropmarks to the SE, and a further, curved cropmark to the NW, some 12m in length, which may indicate the presence of a second souterrain.

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 circular with a diameter of 85m, 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 NO 12 SE 85.

Aerial Photographs used:

RCAHMS (1992) C537 NO12SE85.

RCAHMS (1992) C539 NO12SE85.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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