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Clashbenny, unenclosed settlement 550m ENE of

A Scheduled Monument in Carse of Gowrie, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.3778 / 56°22'39"N

Longitude: -3.2596 / 3°15'34"W

OS Eastings: 322307

OS Northings: 721318

OS Grid: NO223213

Mapcode National: GBR 25.25NJ

Mapcode Global: WH6QF.WYZM

Entry Name: Clashbenny, unenclosed settlement 550m ENE of

Scheduled Date: 25 September 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7230

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 on the summit of a ridge, at around 35m OD. It comprises a series of at least four disc-shaped cropmarks, each measuring between 10m-18m in diameter, representing the remains of timber roundhouses.

Also on the ridge is a curving cropmark measuring about 12m in length, which appears to indicate the position of a souterrain. Souterrains are subterranean structures generally regarded as having been used for storage in later prehistory.

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 130m, 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 38.

Aerial Photographs used:

RCAHMS (1981) PT/9229 NO22SW38.

RCAHMS (1981) PT/9231 NO22SW38.

RCAHMS (1988) PT/9230/TR NO22SW38.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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