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Witch Knowe, Roman signal station, 650m NNE of Gask House

A Scheduled Monument in Almond and Earn, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.3576 / 56°21'27"N

Longitude: -3.6238 / 3°37'25"W

OS Eastings: 299767

OS Northings: 719547

OS Grid: NN997195

Mapcode National: GBR 1R.3FVG

Mapcode Global: WH5PB.9GNJ

Entry Name: Witch Knowe, Roman signal station, 650m NNE of Gask House

Scheduled Date: 2 July 1936

Last Amended: 23 December 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM1616

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Roman: signal station

Location: Findo Gask

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Almond and Earn

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises the remains of a Roman signal station represented by an earthwork and ditch. It is already scheduled, but the scheduled area is inadequate. This proposal extends protection to all of the area of archaeological importance.

The site lies in woodland at around 125m OD. It forms part of a chain of Roman signal stations dating to the latter part of the 1st century AD. It comprises an inner platform, which would have held a timber tower, within a ditch and outer bank, measuring some 40m in overall diameter.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the signal station and an area around it in which evidence related to its construction and any associated activity may be expected to survive. It is circular with a diameter of 70m as marked in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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