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Ryehill, ring-ditch 290m north west of

A Scheduled Monument in Blairgowrie and Glens, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.5771 / 56°34'37"N

Longitude: -3.2591 / 3°15'32"W

OS Eastings: 322742

OS Northings: 743507

OS Grid: NO227435

Mapcode National: GBR VB.PNTJ

Mapcode Global: WH6PG.XY68

Entry Name: Ryehill, ring-ditch 290m NW of

Scheduled Date: 16 October 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7324

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 ring-ditch house of prehistoric date, visible as cropmarks on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 45m OD. It consists of a circular ditch, some 2m wide, enclosing an area of about 16m in diameter. Ring-ditches such as these have been found on excavation to represent the remains of timber roundhouses of later prehistoric date. The monument lies close to other remains of likely later prehistoric date which form the more immediately visible elements on the aerial photographs.

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 circular with a diameter of 50m as marked in red on the accompanying map extract. Above-ground elements of modern field boundaries are excluded from the scheduling.

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 62.

Aerial Photographs used:

RCAHMS (1984) A64823 NO24SW45, 62, 63.

RCAHMS (1984) A64825 NO24SW45, 62, 63.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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