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Palisaded Enclosure (Prehistoric), Ring Ditch (Prehistoric)(Possible), Souterrain (Prehistoric)(Possible)

Site Name Spittalfield

Classification Palisaded Enclosure (Prehistoric), Ring Ditch (Prehistoric)(Possible), Souterrain (Prehistoric)(Possible)

Alternative Name(s) Wester Drumatherty; Meikle Gourdie

Canmore ID 28936

Site Number NO14SW 19

NGR NO 1089 4145

NGR Description NO 1089 4145 and NO 1091 4146

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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


Field Visit (12 November 1975)

NO14SW 19 1089 4145 and 1091 4146.

(NO 109 414) Crop marks, N of Spittalfield. (Visible on AP's)

The site occurs on top of a natural river terrace in gravel. The only indications of crop marks on the ground are amorphous patches of lush grass in stubble. Impossible to classify from air photograph and ground inspection.

Visited by OS (NKB) 12 November 1975

Aerial Photographic Transcription (16 January 1990)

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

Aerial Photographic Interpretation (22 April 1993)

A palisaded enclosure, a souterrain and a crescentic feature which probably marks the position of a round house have been recorded by aerial photography on a level terrace about 500m N of Spittalfield steading and to the S of the Roman road NO14SW 30. The palisaded enclosure (NO 1089 4145) is D-shaped on plan and backs on to the steep escarpment that forms the edge of the terrace. It measures about 38m from E to W (along the chord) by at least 21m transversely. The crescent of the probable round house (NO 1091 4146) lies immediately to the NE of the souterrain and measures about 11m in diameter. The curving mark of the souterrain (NO 1089 4148) is situated a short distance to the NW of the crescent, and tapers towards a probable entrance on the SW.

Information from RCAHMS (JRS) 22 April 1993.


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