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Pit Defined Cursus (Neolithic)

Site Name Tullichettle

Classification Pit Defined Cursus (Neolithic)

Canmore ID 148640

Site Number NN72SE 79

NGR NN 7726 2048

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Perth And Kinross
  • Parish Comrie (Perth And Kinross)
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District Perth And Kinross
  • Former County Perthshire

Archaeology Notes

NN72SE 79 7726 2048.

Oblique aerial photography (RCAHMSAP 1995, 1996) has revealed the cropmarks of a pit-defined cursus monument running E-W across a field immediately to the E of Tullichettle farmsteading. Two irregular lines of closely spaced pits run for at least 175m (NN c. 7725 2048 to NN c.7742 2047) and range from 25m to 30m apart. The S alignment kinks inwards about halfway along its length, and both alignments describe a gradual curve to the S towards the E end of the cursus. No terminals or internal divisions have been recorded and there is no reason to believe that this is the complete extent of the monument. The cropmarks of a road intersects the cursus (NN72SE 77) and the SW angle of Dalginross Roman Temporary Camp has been recorded in the same field (NN72SE 1).

Information from RCAHMS (KB) 2 March 2000


Aerial Photographic Transcription (17 May 2001 - 17 October 2001)

An aerial transcription was produced from oblique aerial photographs. Information from Historic Environment Scotland (BM) 31 March 2017.


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