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Millhorn, unenclosed settlement 120m south east of

A Scheduled Monument in Blairgowrie and Glens, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.5793 / 56°34'45"N

Longitude: -3.2682 / 3°16'5"W

OS Eastings: 322191

OS Northings: 743762

OS Grid: NO221437

Mapcode National: GBR VB.PDQK

Mapcode Global: WH6PG.RWXL

Entry Name: Millhorn, unenclosed settlement 120m SE of

Scheduled Date: 5 October 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7323

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 an unenclosed settlement of prehistoric date, visible as a series of cropmarks on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument occupies relatively level ground in a low-lying area of arable farmland on the SW bank of the River Ericht. The principal features comprise a circular ditch, measuring about 8m in internal diameter, within another ditch some 2m wide. Some 40m to the N is a crescent-shaped cropmark measuring around 10m across.

Both of these features appear to represent the remains of former timber roundhouses of characteristic later prehistoric type. Numerous other, less well-defined cropmarks around these two principal features may be expected to represent associated structures.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the remains described above and an area around them within which related material may be expected to be found. It is sub-rectangular, with maximum dimensions of 120m between its N and S-most points, and 130m between its E and W-most points, 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 43.

Aerial Photographs used:

RCAHMS (1982) PT/11197 NO24SW43.

RCAHMS (1982) PT/11198 NO24SW43.

RCAHMS (1988) PT/11197/TR NO24SW43.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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