Scheduled Monument

Mains of Errol, ring-ditch 450m ESE ofSM7227

Status: Designated

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Summary

Date Added
25/09/1998
Type
Prehistoric domestic and defensive: house
Local Authority
Perth And Kinross
Parish
Errol
NGR
NO 24465 21769
Coordinates
324465, 721769

Description

The monument comprises a ring-ditch house of prehistoric date, visible as a series of cropmarks on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies in arable farmland, at around 15m OD. It comprises a ring-ditch with an internal diameter of about 12m. There are a number of pits, lengths of ditch, and other indeterminate cropmarks around the ring-ditch, which may be expected to represent associated structures.

Ring-ditches such as this have been found on excavation to represent the remains of timber roundhouses of later prehistoric date.

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 circular with a diameter of 55m, as marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

Statement of National Importance

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 monuments of potentially contemporary date.

References

Bibliography

RCAHMS records the monument as NO 22 SW 15.

Aerial Photographs used:

RCAHMS (1983) PT/14359 NO22SW15.

RCAHMS (1983) PT/14361 NO22SW15.

RCAHMS (1988) PT/14361/TR NO22SW15.

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