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Ryehill, unenclosed settlement 400m NNW of

A Scheduled Monument in Blairgowrie and Glens, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.5787 / 56°34'43"N

Longitude: -3.2608 / 3°15'38"W

OS Eastings: 322642

OS Northings: 743680

OS Grid: NO226436

Mapcode National: GBR VB.PGG1

Mapcode Global: WH6PG.WXD3

Entry Name: Ryehill, unenclosed settlement 400m NNW of

Scheduled Date: 16 October 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7316

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: settlement

Location: Bendochy

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Blairgowrie and Glens

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 edge of a terrace on the S bank of River Ericht at around 45m OD. It comprises a circular ditched enclosure, measuring about 20m in internal diameter within a ditch up to 5m wide. To the immediate SE of this enclosure, and partly concentric with it, is a curved cropmark about 26m in length, which probably represents the remains of a souterrain, or semi-subterranean storage building.

Close by, to the WNW, is a sinuous length of ditch some 32m long and other amorphous cropmarks which appear to represent the remains of associated structures, probably including a further souterrain.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related deposits may be expected to be found. It is irregular with maximum dimensions of 160m NW-SE by 90m transversely 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 SW 45.

Aerial Photographs used:

CUCAP (1975) A35234/po NO24SW45, 61.

RCAHMS (1984) A64824 NO24SW45, 62-3.

RCAHMS (1988) A35234/TR NO24SW45.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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