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Westerton

Drain(S) (Period Unassigned), Pit Enclosure (Prehistoric)

Site Name Westerton

Classification Drain(S) (Period Unassigned), Pit Enclosure (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 72249

Site Number NN91SE 36

NGR NN 98214 14446

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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

Archaeology Notes

NN91SE 36 98214 14446

Aerial photography has recorded the cropmarks of a rectangular pit-defined enclosure 440m E of Westerton farmsteading. It measures approximately 22m by 10m, and consists of two parallel alignments of 5 pits each, and one centrally placed pit at each end. A circular marking obscures one of the pits on the S side. Similar cropmark sites have been interpretated as Neolithic ritual enclosures, such as Littleour (NO14SE 59), or mortuary enclosures, such as Upper Gothens (NO14SE 85). A further possible pit-enclosure has been recorded 460m to the NNW, and the site of a barrow 150m to the NE (NN91SE 9).

Information from RCAHMS (KB) 17 May 1999

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Aerial Photographic Transcription (18 November 2002 - 21 July 2004)

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

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