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Gallowflat, unenclosed settlement 150m north east of

A Scheduled Monument in Carse of Gowrie, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.3764 / 56°22'35"N

Longitude: -3.2791 / 3°16'44"W

OS Eastings: 321101

OS Northings: 721193

OS Grid: NO211211

Mapcode National: GBR 25.278Y

Mapcode Global: WH6QF.LZRM

Entry Name: Gallowflat, unenclosed settlement 150m NE of

Scheduled Date: 25 September 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7232

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: settlement

Location: Errol

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 occupies a low ridge in arable farmland at around 25m OD. It comprises two ring-ditches, each measuring about 15m in diameter, from each of which extends a souterrain some 10m-12m long. A third souterrain lies close to the W.

Ring-ditches such as these have been found on excavation to represent the remains of timber roundhouses of later prehistoric date. Souterrains are semi-subterranean structures generally regarded as having been used for storage in later prehistory. The occurrence of souterrains apparently attached to roundhouses is not unusual and would seem to indicate that they were contemporary elements of an Iron Age farmstead.

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 circular with a diameter of 110m, 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 22 SW 57.

Aerial Photographs used:

RCAHMS (1988) B05317 NO22SW57.

RCAHMS (1989) B23972 NO22SW57.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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