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Cambusmichael, enclosure & souterrain 100m north of

A Scheduled Monument in Strathmore, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.4755 / 56°28'31"N

Longitude: -3.4364 / 3°26'11"W

OS Eastings: 311616

OS Northings: 732408

OS Grid: NO116324

Mapcode National: GBR V6.LX7L

Mapcode Global: WH6PZ.5HWP

Entry Name: Cambusmichael, enclosure & souterrain 100m N of

Scheduled Date: 23 December 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7180

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: enclosure (domestic or defensive)

Location: St Martins

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Strathmore

Traditional County: Perthshire


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

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 35-40m OD. Three sides of a rectilinear ditched enclosure are visible, measuring at least 70m NW-SE by 60m, within a ditch about 3m wide. A few metres beyond its NW corner there is a curved cropmark about 34m in length and 4m wide, which appears to represent the remains of a souterrain, a semi-subterranean structure generally regarded as having been used for storage in the later prehistoric period.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related deposits may be expected to be found. It is irregular in shape with maximum dimensions of 160m E-W by 150m N-S, 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. Its importance is increased by its proximity to monuments of potentially contemporary date.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 13 SW 41, 45.

Aerial Photographs used:

RCAHMS (1977) PT/5760 NO13SW30, 41, 42, 45.

RCAHMS (1988) B16394 NO13SW30, 41, 42, 45.

RCAHMS (1989) PT/5760/TR NO13SW41, 42.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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