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Faire na Paitig,settlement & field system

A Scheduled Monument in Blairgowrie and Glens, Perth and Kinross

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.777 / 56°46'37"N

Longitude: -3.5095 / 3°30'34"W

OS Eastings: 307851

OS Northings: 766065

OS Grid: NO078660

Mapcode National: GBR KBPT.52W

Mapcode Global: WH5M8.2X2K

Entry Name: Faire na Paitig,settlement & field system

Scheduled Date: 16 December 1993

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5858

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: hut circle, roundhouse

Location: Moulin

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Blairgowrie and Glens

Traditional County: Perthshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of at least six hut-circles and several stances of timber houses, plus the remains of a cultivation system marked by clearance cairns and banks. There is one very clearly defined double-walled house. The area to be scheduled measures a maximum of 370m WNW-ESE along a modern forestry fence (which is itself specifically excluded) by a maximum of 410m transversely, to include all the circles and stances, the cultivation remains and an area around them in which further remains associated with their construction and use are likely to survive, as marked in red on the attached map. The surface of the modern track on its present line is specifically excluded.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a well preserved prehistoric settlement which has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of settlement and land-use in the area. It is of particular importance because it is one of the highest known agricultural settlements in the area and study of it may cast light on the marginality of later Bronze Age upland agriculture.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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