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Gillies Burn

Souterrain (Prehistoric)(Possible), Unenclosed Settlement (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Gillies Burn

Classification Souterrain (Prehistoric)(Possible), Unenclosed Settlement (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Carpow House Policies

Canmore ID 30105

Site Number NO21NW 46

NGR NO 20883 17979

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NO21NW 46 20883 17979

These cropmarks were previously described as a possible house platform.

(Undated) information in NMRS.

Aerial photography (RCAHMSAP 1983, 1986, 1990, 1992, and 1994; C Martin 1994) has revealed the cropmarks of an unenclosed round-house and what may be a souterrain on the line of the eastern rampart of the Roman fortress at Carpow (NO21NW 24.00) and some 300m ENE of Carpow House (NO21NW 66.00).

The round-house is represented by an oval macula about 8m in maximum diameter, which has been observed in several seasons of aerial reconnaissance. The possible souterrain, however, tends to be a more shadowy feature, but it is quite well-defined on photographs taken in 1983; these show the course of the passage curling round the N side of the round-house from a point on the SW, and disappearing at the edge of the fortress ditches on the NNE after a distance of about 20m.

Information from RCAHMS (JRS), 4 February 1997.


Aerial Photographic Transcription (31 December 1993)

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


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