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Mains of Errol, ring-ditch 450m ESE of

A Scheduled Monument in Carse of Gowrie, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.3822 / 56°22'55"N

Longitude: -3.2248 / 3°13'29"W

OS Eastings: 324465

OS Northings: 721769

OS Grid: NO244217

Mapcode National: GBR 27.1TQF

Mapcode Global: WH6QG.FVM7

Entry Name: Mains of Errol, ring-ditch 450m ESE of

Scheduled Date: 25 September 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7227

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: house

Location: Errol

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Carse of Gowrie

Traditional County: Perthshire


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

The monument lies in arable farmland, at around 15m OD. It comprises a ring-ditch with an internal diameter of about 12m. There are a number of pits, lengths of ditch, and other indeterminate cropmarks around the ring-ditch, which may be expected to represent associated structures.

Ring-ditches such as this 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 circular with a diameter of 55m, 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



Historic Environment Scotland reference number CANMORE ID 30491 (accessed on 27/11/2019).

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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