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Enclosure (Period Unassigned), Moated Site (Medieval)(Possible)

Site Name Wallacetown

Classification Enclosure (Period Unassigned), Moated Site (Medieval)(Possible)

Alternative Name(s) Mains Of Kinmouth

Canmore ID 27980

Site Number NO11NE 69

NGR NO 1628 1850

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NO11NE 69 1628 1850

Traces of this subrectangular enclosure, which was first revealed by aerial photography (RCAHMSAP 1982), can still be seen at the edge of a S-facing river terrace some 350m SW of Mains of Kinmouth farmsteading (NO11NE 34.05). The S side of the enclosure is defined by no more than the edge of the terrace, but a shallow hollow marks the line of a broad ditch on the N and W, and cropmarks reveal its presence on the E, partly masked by a field boundary. Thus defined, the interior of the enclosure measures at least 40m from E to W by 20m transversely, but there may well have been an internal bank. The low-lying location adjacent to the river, and the character of the perimeter, suggest that the enclosure is probably a moated site of medieval date.

Information from RCAHMS (JRS), 9 December 1996.

Scheduled as Wallacetown, moated settlement.

Information from Historic Scotland, scheduling document dated 12 February 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).

Aerial Photographic Transcription (6 October 2017)

An interpretative transcription, or mapping, of information on oblique aerial photographs was produced on 6 October 2017.


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