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Cambusmichael, palisaded enclosure 50m north west of

A Scheduled Monument in Strathmore, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.4744 / 56°28'27"N

Longitude: -3.4369 / 3°26'12"W

OS Eastings: 311582

OS Northings: 732286

OS Grid: NO115322

Mapcode National: GBR V6.M3GK

Mapcode Global: WH6PZ.5JMJ

Entry Name: Cambusmichael, palisaded enclosure 50m NW of

Scheduled Date: 23 December 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7183

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: palisaded enclosure

Location: St Martins

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Strathmore

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises a palisaded enclosure and associated remains of prehistoric date, visible as cropmarks on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 40m OD, on the summit of a low ridge. It comprises a sub-circular palisaded enclosure, some 35m in maximum diameter, within which is a crescentic cropmark measuring about 17m across, apparently the remains of part of an internal building. Immediately to the SW is a second, unenclosed crescent measuring about 15m across.

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 circular with a diameter of 90m, 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 42.

Aerial Photographs used;

RCAHMS (1992) B79392 NO13SW42, 46, 47.

RCAHMS (1986) A30295 NO13SW41, 42.

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

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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