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Wood Of Coldrain

Enclosure (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Wood Of Coldrain

Classification Enclosure (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Hall Yard; Wood Of Coldrain, Moated Enclosure

Canmore ID 26511

Site Number NO00SE 5

NGR NO 0837 0076

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Perth And Kinross
  • Parish Fossoway (Perth And Kinross)
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District Perth And Kinross
  • Former County Kinross-shire

Archaeology Notes

NO00SE 5 0837 0076

(NO 0837 0076) Hall Yard (NR)

OS 6" map, Perthshire, 1st ed., (1854).

In 1796, the surrounding ditch was 15 - 20ft wide and some 5ft deep below the level of the Yard. However, by 1854, the ditches were filled up, and the area had been ploughed over, leaving nothing to be seen but two trees at the SW corner, and its form could only be traced by its being a little higher than the surface of the field.

OSA 1796; Name Book 1854.

A little to the S of Wood of Coldrain farm is a square enclosure known as 'Hall Yard', extending to little more than an acre. It is surrounded by a ditch and had contained a castle, traditionally said to have been a hunting seat of the Murrays.

D Beveridge 1888.

All that can be seen of this enclosure is a generally flat, stony, rectangular platform in a ploughed field. It appears to have measured approximately 60 by 45m, and the castle probably stood in the centre. The name is not now in use, and nothing significant has been found at the site.

Visited by OS (R D) 14 December 1967.

(Listed as a moated site).

P McNeill and H MacQueen 1996.

(Scheduled as Wood of Coldrain, moated enclosure).

Information from Historic Scotland, scheduling document dated 9 October 2001.


Field Visit (1996 - 2003)

Russell Coleman managed an Historic Scotland funded project to record medieval moated sites in Scotland. Gazetteers were produced for each regional council area between 1996 and 2002 with an uncompleted overall review in 2002-03. The results of the first year of the project were published in Tayside and Fife Archaeological Journal, Volume 3 (1997).


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