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Mains Of Taymouth

Mound (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Mains Of Taymouth

Classification Mound (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Taymouth Castle Policies; Mains Of Kenmore

Canmore ID 24930

Site Number NN74NE 48

NGR NN 7723 4577

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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

Archaeology Notes

NN74NE 48 7723 4577.

NN 771 459. Barrow, Mains. [No previous reference].

J M Coles and D D A Simpson 1965

At NN 7723 4577 is a grassy mound c.20.0m in diameter and 1.8m high, truncated on the S and surmounted by water tanks. According to the farmer, when excavations took place for the insertion of the water tanks, the content of rubble stones was suggestive of it being artificial, but it is probably only a glacial hillock similar to several others in the area.

Visited by OS (AA) 6 May 1975.

Activities

Watching Brief (10 October 2008 - 8 June 2009)

Watching briefs were kept during the excavation of three stretches of a trench, roughly 5km long, for a new 33kV underground power line. The fieldwork was carried out in several stages between October 2008 and June 2009. Two stretches, NN 78644 48353 – NN 78932 48146 and NN 78966 48092 – NN 78994 47751 near Comrie Bridge, passed close to cropmark sites, while the short stretch of NN 77276 45807 – NN 77228 45765 cut across the edge of a mound at Mains of Taymouth. The mound (NN74NE 48) proved to be of glacial origin. Nothing of archaeological significance was recorded in any part of the trench.

Archive and Report: Perth and Kinross SMR and RCAHMS

Funder: Scottish and Southern Energy plc

John Lewis – Scotia Archaeology

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