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Inchtuthil, a tract of 200 acres in Caputh parish, Perthshire, on the left bank of the river Tay, 2 ½ miles E by S of Caputh church, and 7 ½ ESE of Dunkeld. Forming a flat oblong plateau, which rises steeply on all sides to an elevation of 60 feet above. the level of the surrounding plain of Stormont, it is identified by Dr Skene as the site of Tamea, a frontier town of the Vacomagi. It had on its NE border a Roman camp, 500 yards square, whose stone walls, 9½ feet thick, have for a century or more been almost levelled by the plough, and to the SE of which were two tumuli and a redoubt now distinguished by a group of trees. Inchtuthil, moreover, is said to have been part of the land granted by Kenneth III. to Hay, for his bravery at the battle of Luncarty.—Ord. Sur., sh. 48, 1868.

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