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Lochlands, ring-ditches 250m NNW of

A Scheduled Monument in Blairgowrie and Glens, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.5935 / 56°35'36"N

Longitude: -3.2818 / 3°16'54"W

OS Eastings: 321384

OS Northings: 745360

OS Grid: NO213453

Mapcode National: GBR VB.1PJM

Mapcode Global: WH6PG.KJGP

Entry Name: Lochlands, ring-ditches 250m NNW of

Scheduled Date: 23 February 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7257

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: house

Location: Bendochy

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Blairgowrie and Glens

Traditional County: Perthshire


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

The monument lies on fairly level ground in arable farmland at around 45m OD. It comprises at least three ring-ditches, the most clearly-defined, to the E, measuring about 8-10m in internal diameter. The ring ditches are associated with other, less well-defined features which appear to represent the remains of slighter structures.

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 almost rectangular, measuring 75m WSW to ENE by 45m, 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 other monuments of potentially contemporary date.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 24 NW 60.

Aerial Photographs used:

RCAHMS (1984) A64826 NO24NW60.

RCAHMS (1984) A64828 NO24NW60.

RCAHMS (1988) A64826/TR NO24NW60.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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