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Woodside Cottage, roundhouse 400m ENE of

A Scheduled Monument in Almond and Earn, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.3431 / 56°20'35"N

Longitude: -3.4988 / 3°29'55"W

OS Eastings: 307451

OS Northings: 717757

OS Grid: NO074177

Mapcode National: GBR 1W.4CY8

Mapcode Global: WH5PD.7T4P

Entry Name: Woodside Cottage, roundhouse 400m ENE of

Scheduled Date: 13 February 2001

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM9319

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: hut circle, roundhouse

Location: Forgandenny

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Almond and Earn

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises a roundhouse of prehistoric date, visible as a cropmark on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies at around 55m OD, on gently sloping land looking N over the valley of the River Earn. It comprises the remains of a substantial timber roundhouse, approximately 10-12m in diameter. Roundhouses such as this have a long history of use in the later prehistoric period, with most dating from the first millennium BC, although both earlier and later examples are known.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the remains described and an area around them in which related material may be expected to be found. It is a circle, 40m in diameter, as shown 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 enhanced by its proximity to other monuments of potentially contemporary date.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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