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Sandyhall, unenclosed settlement 480m ESE of

A Scheduled Monument in Carse of Gowrie, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.3953 / 56°23'43"N

Longitude: -3.2688 / 3°16'7"W

OS Eastings: 321778

OS Northings: 723282

OS Grid: NO217232

Mapcode National: GBR 25.13LT

Mapcode Global: WH6QF.RJN4

Entry Name: Sandyhall, unenclosed settlement 480m ESE of

Scheduled Date: 25 September 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7231

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 lies in arable farmland, at around 20m OD. It includes at least three ring-ditches, each measuring up to 12m in internal diameter with ditches up to 2m wide. The most westerly ring-ditch has a dark cropmark within its interior, indicating the presence of surviving internal deposits. There are also a number of pits and other cropmarks in the vicinity, which appear to represent associated structures.

Ring-ditches have been found on excavation to represent the remains of timber roundhouses of later prehistoric date.

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 an irregular quadrilateral, with maximum dimensions as follows: S side - 170m, W side - 75m, N side - 140m, E side - 135m. The S side is aligned E-W. This area is 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 close proximity to monuments of potentially contemporary date.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 22 SW 37.

Aerial Photographs used:

RCAHMS (1981) PT/9233 NO22SW37.

RCAHMS (1984) A647797 NO22SW37.

RCAHMS (1986) A30589 NO22SW37.

RCAHMS (1990) B43901 NO22SW37.

RCAHMS (1988) PT/9233/TR NO22SW37.

RCAHMS (1988) A64797/TR NO22SW37.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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