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Hillfoot, ring-ditches 400m WNW of

A Scheduled Monument in Strathmore, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.5028 / 56°30'10"N

Longitude: -3.2676 / 3°16'3"W

OS Eastings: 322067

OS Northings: 735250

OS Grid: NO220352

Mapcode National: GBR VB.V6VS

Mapcode Global: WH6PV.ST56

Entry Name: Hillfoot, ring-ditches 400m WNW of

Scheduled Date: 3 March 1999

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7248

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: house

Location: Kettins

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Strathmore

Traditional County: Angus


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, just above a break of slope and commanding extensive views to the N and E, at around 135m OD. It consists of three ring-ditches, each measuring 10m-12m in diameter, within ditches about 1m wide. Ring-ditches such as these 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 65m, 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 an understanding of prehistoric settlement and economy. Its importance is increased by its proximity to sites of potentially contemporary date.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 23 NW 72.

Aerial Photographs used:

RCAHMS (1992) C6165 NO23NW72.

RCAHMS (1992) C6168 NO23NW72.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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