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Priorland, unenclosed settlement 250m ENE of

A Scheduled Monument in Carse of Gowrie, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.3695 / 56°22'10"N

Longitude: -3.3119 / 3°18'42"W

OS Eastings: 319062

OS Northings: 720465

OS Grid: NO190204

Mapcode National: GBR 23.2RWV

Mapcode Global: WH6QM.355C

Entry Name: Priorland, unenclosed settlement 250m ENE of

Scheduled Date: 9 July 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7235

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 20m OD on the W side of the Cairnie Pow. It comprises two crescent-shaped cropmarks, located only a few metres apart, each measuring approximately 14m in maximum diameter. Such cropmarks are characteristic of timber roundhouses of the later prehistoric period.

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 irregular in shape with maximum dimensions of 80m NE-SW by 50m NW-SE, as marked in red on the accompanying map extract. Above-ground elements of modern fences are excluded from the scheduling.

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. Its importance is increased by its proximity to other monuments of potentially contemporary date.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



Historic Environment Scotland reference number CANMORE ID 68442 (accessed on 01/07/2019).

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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