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Classlochie, ring-ditches 300m ESE of

A Scheduled Monument in Kinross-shire, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.1801 / 56°10'48"N

Longitude: -3.3929 / 3°23'34"W

OS Eastings: 313628

OS Northings: 699484

OS Grid: NT136994

Mapcode National: GBR 20.GRP1

Mapcode Global: WH6RB.VXHM

Entry Name: Classlochie, ring-ditches 300m ESE of

Scheduled Date: 23 February 2001

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7602

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: house

Location: Kinross

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Kinross-shire

Traditional County: Kinross-shire


The monument consists of two ring-ditch houses of prehistoric date, visible as a cropmark on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 115m OD. It comprises two ring-ditches, each measuring about 10m in diameter. Ring-ditches represent the remains of timber roundhouses, characteristic of the 1st millennium BC. A crescent-shaped cropmark within the SE ring-ditch indicates the survival of internal deposits.

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 rectangular, measuring 90m NW-SE and 50m 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 an 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 NT 19 NW 16.

Aerial Photographs used:

RCAHMS (1983) KR/1060.

RCAHMS (1983) KR/1061.

RCAHMS (1989) DC21029.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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