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Grangemount, unenclosed settlement 350m SSW of

A Scheduled Monument in Strathmore, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.5928 / 56°35'33"N

Longitude: -3.2421 / 3°14'31"W

OS Eastings: 323821

OS Northings: 745228

OS Grid: NO238452

Mapcode National: GBR VC.8LSL

Mapcode Global: WH6PH.5KD8

Entry Name: Grangemount, unenclosed settlement 350m SSW of

Scheduled Date: 2 March 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7699

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: settlement

Location: Bendochy

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Strathmore

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises an unenclosed settlement of prehistoric date, visible as cropmarks on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 50m OD. It comprises at least four, and probably six or more, ring-ditches. Such cropmarks have been shown by excavation elsewhere to represent the remains of timber roundhouses. The present examples measure between 15m-20m in internal diameter and have gaps in their perimeter ditches from which short curved cropmarks extend.

These curved cropmarks probably represent the remains of souterrains, semi-subterranean structures believed to have been used for storage on Iron Age settlements. A number of pits, lengths of ditch and other cropmarks appear to represent the remains of associated structures. Several of the cropmarks overlap, suggesting that the cropmarks represent a settlement which continued in use over a considerable period.

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 irregular in shape with maximum dimensions of 150m between its N- and S-most points, and 180m 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 NW 40.

Aerial Photographs used:

RCAHMS (1983) PT/15048 NO24NW40.

RCAHMS (1988) PT/11200B/TR NO24NW40.

RCAHMS (1989) B22704 NO24NW40.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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