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Broombarns, settlement 400m SSW of

A Scheduled Monument in Almond and Earn, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.3474 / 56°20'50"N

Longitude: -3.5024 / 3°30'8"W

OS Eastings: 307239

OS Northings: 718238

OS Grid: NO072182

Mapcode National: GBR 1W.453M

Mapcode Global: WH5PD.5QFD

Entry Name: Broombarns, settlement 400m SSW of

Scheduled Date: 10 March 2000

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM8770

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: settlement

Location: Forgandenny

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Almond and Earn

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises an unenclosed settlement, dating to the prehistoric period, and visible as cropmarks on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies in arable farmland, at a height of around 40m OD, and probably represents the remains of a prehistoric settlement site. It comprises two circular ditched features, each measuring approximately 15m in diameter, and located roughly 30m apart. These mark the locations where timber house structures once stood, and it is likely that the pits and other amorphous features which can be identified in their vicinity were associated with the period during which these houses were occupied. The monument is likely to date to the Bronze Age or Iron Age.

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 rectilinear on plan, measuring 140m from its northernmost to its southernmost points by 130m from its easternmost to its westernmost points, as marked upon the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to contribute to our understanding of settlement and economy in the prehistoric period. It is of particular importance because of the presence of an enclosed settlement nearby, to the east.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 01 NE 56.

Aerial Photographs used:

RCAHMS (1979) PT/6291.

RCAHMS (1989) B/21378.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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