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Upper Cairnie

Enclosure (Period Unassigned), Rig And Furrow (Medieval) - (Post Medieval)

Site Name Upper Cairnie

Classification Enclosure (Period Unassigned), Rig And Furrow (Medieval) - (Post Medieval)

Canmore ID 26616

Site Number NO01NW 17

NGR NO 03671 19246

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Perth And Kinross
  • Parish Forteviot
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District Perth And Kinross
  • Former County Perthshire

Archaeology Notes

NO01NW 17 03671 19246

Rectilinear enclosure, possibly Roman or medieval.

J K St Joseph 1965.

No trace.

Visited by OS 2 November 1965.

NO 038 192 Two rectilinear enclosures of 8.2 and 4 acres have in the past been suspected of being small Roman temporary camps (see also NO01NW 4). Air photographs, however, failed to detect any signs of entrance breaks in their ditches. A trench was cut at their point of closest approach to one another (at which the ditches were 4.8m apart). The western enclosure ditch was 2.1m wide and 0.35m deep, and saucer-shaped in profile. That of the eastern enclosure was steep-sided, flat-bottomed and 2.3m wide by 0.8m deep (NO01NW 4). Neither appears likely to be Roman. The ditches were overlain by a 0.4m thick layer of redeposited loam which contained a considerable quantity of iron slag, although no direct trace of metalworking was found within the trench.

Sponsor: Roman Gask Project.

D J Woolliscroft 1999


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