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Ardlin, unenclosed settlement 700m west of

A Scheduled Monument in Blairgowrie and Glens, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.5876 / 56°35'15"N

Longitude: -3.407 / 3°24'25"W

OS Eastings: 313681

OS Northings: 744852

OS Grid: NO136448

Mapcode National: GBR V6.ZY69

Mapcode Global: WH6PD.MPT7

Entry Name: Ardlin, unenclosed settlement 700m W of

Scheduled Date: 29 October 1999

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7186

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: settlement

Location: Kinloch

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Blairgowrie and Glens

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises the remains of an unenclosed settlement of prehistoric date and at least one enclosure, visible as cropmarks on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 55m OD. There are the cropmarks of three sides of a rectilinear ditched enclosure, measuring about 30m by 30m, within a ditch about 2m broad. Adjacent to the enclosure on the S and about 95m to the SE there are two disc-shaped cropmarks, measuring about 9m and 12m in diameter respectively. These discs are likely to represent the remains of timber roundhouses. There are further cropmarks to the east which seem likely to represent associated structures.

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 irregular with maximum dimensions of 200m NW-SE by 140m transversely, 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 14 SW 47.

Aerial Photographs used:

RCAHMS (1977) PT/5422 NO14SW47.

RCAHMS (1989) PT/5421/TR NO14SW47.

RCAHMS (1992) B79656 NO14SW47.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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