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Broich Road

Cist (Bronze Age), Cremation Pit (Prehistoric), Enclosed Cremation Cemetery (Bronze Age), Pit(S) (Period Unassigned), Urn

Site Name Broich Road

Classification Cist (Bronze Age), Cremation Pit (Prehistoric), Enclosed Cremation Cemetery (Bronze Age), Pit(S) (Period Unassigned), Urn

Canmore ID 320477

Site Number NN82SE 320

NGR NN 86520 20950

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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


Excavation (1 May 2012 - 30 September 2012)

2012 in advance of construction of a new primary school, and covered 2380m2 (c5.9%) of the development area. Three pits were identified in Trench 12, one of which contained a cremation burial within an inverted Cordoned Urn, dating to the Early Bronze Age (c2000–1500 BC). The other two pits, which were left in situ, also probably contained cremations, as there were pottery fragments and cremated bone visible on their surfaces.

An excavation was subsequently undertaken and a 20 x 21m trench opened over the previously located features. The excavation recorded two further urn burials; three pits containing cremations, two of which contained a copper alloy object, and the third containing five barbed and tanged arrowheads; two postholes; and 13 other pit features of unknown date and function. It is possible that at least some of this activity relates to the nearby partly scheduled Broich Cursus to the E of the excavated remains.

Archive: Perth and Kinross SMR and RCAHMS

Funder: Perth and Kinross Council

Gary Savory and Helena Gray – CFA Archaeology Ltd

(Source: DES)

Watching Brief (23 March 2014 - 2 July 2014)

A watching brief was undertaken during the construction of a new Junior School on land to the north of Broich Road, Crieff, Perth and Kinross. Close to the centre of the site a Bronze Age cemetery was discovered defined by large oval pits and post holes forming a circular enclosure 13-14m in diameter. The pits had been backfilled with scattered cremated remains along with large boulders and rubble. Two of the pits which had escaped plough damage were upstanding, suggesting that the enclosure was originally a circle of upstanding cairns. In between the oval pits were post holes and pits of varying sizes which would have supported upright posts further defining the circle. Two of these posts were found to pre-date the rubble cairn fill in one of the oval pits. Around and inside the circle were 2 large pits filled with burnt material, 5 cists, 3 cremations without pits, a pit containing a cremation urn and a cremation in a small pit. A number of other features of probable prehistoric date were discovered on the site including several pits showing evidence of burning and a 4 post structure.

Information from OASIS ID: cfaarcha1-186922 (T Barton) 2014


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