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Myreside, ring-ditch & pit-alignment 440m south of

A Scheduled Monument in Blairgowrie and Glens, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.5825 / 56°34'56"N

Longitude: -3.3542 / 3°21'15"W

OS Eastings: 316914

OS Northings: 744214

OS Grid: NO169442

Mapcode National: GBR V8.7BQK

Mapcode Global: WH6PF.FTZ5

Entry Name: Myreside, ring-ditch & pit-alignment 440m S of

Scheduled Date: 13 February 2001

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7190

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: house

Location: Blairgowrie

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Blairgowrie and Glens

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises a ring-ditch house and pit-alignment of prehistoric date, visible as cropmarks on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 70m OD. The ring-ditch house measures c. 20m in internal diameter, defined by a ditch about 1.5m wide, and with an apparent entrance to the SE. Ring-ditches such as these have been found on excavation to represent the remains of timber roundhouses of later prehistoric date.

Some 10m to the W there is an alignment of closely spaced pits, each measuring about 2m in diameter. The alignment runs E-W for a distance of about 50m. On excavation these alignments have been found to be the quarry pits for prehistoric land boundaries.

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 rectangular, measuring 110m along its long axis, by 40m 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 SE 54.

Aerial Photographs used:

RCAHMS (1988) A72177 NO14SE54.

RCAHMS (1992) B84972cs/po NO14SE54.

RCAHMS (1992) C1384 NO14SE54, 100.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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