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Pitroddie Farm, souterrain & unenclosed settlement east of

A Scheduled Monument in Carse of Gowrie, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.4127 / 56°24'45"N

Longitude: -3.2697 / 3°16'10"W

OS Eastings: 321758

OS Northings: 725224

OS Grid: NO217252

Mapcode National: GBR VC.0SGW

Mapcode Global: WH6QF.R26R

Entry Name: Pitroddie Farm, souterrain & unenclosed settlement E of

Scheduled Date: 4 February 2000

Last Amended: 16 July 2001

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7219

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: souterrain, earth-house

Location: Kilspindie

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Carse of Gowrie

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument was scheduled on 4 February 2000. This amendment relates only to a slight reduction in the scheduled area at the request of the owner.

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 100m OD. There are at least four disc-shaped cropmarks on the E side of the field, measuring betwen 8m and 14m in diameter, roughly arranged in a row aligned NNE-SSW. To the W there is a group of at least six ring-ditches, measuring between 8m and 14m in diameter. These are likely to be prehistoric round houses. To the S is a curving cropmark, about 18m long and 3m across, which marks the location and extent of a souterrain - a storage chamber entered from a building.

The area to be scheduled now measures a maximum of 283m due N-S by 177m due E-W, as marked in red on the attached map.

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 enhanced by its proximity to monuments probably of broadly contemporary date.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 22 SW 44.

Aerial Photographs used:

RCAHMS (1984) A64749 NO22SW44.

RCAHMS (1989) B2360 NO22SW44.

RCAHMS (1992) C581 NO22SW44.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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