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Meall Greigh,shielings 1500m south west of

A Scheduled Monument in Highland, Perth and Kinross

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.5587 / 56°33'31"N

Longitude: -4.1788 / 4°10'43"W

OS Eastings: 266187

OS Northings: 742873

OS Grid: NN661428

Mapcode National: GBR JC1C.YCD

Mapcode Global: WH4LY.SD9W

Entry Name: Meall Greigh,shielings 1500m SW of

Scheduled Date: 13 March 1995

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6169

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Secular: shieling

Location: Kenmore

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Highland

Traditional County: Perthshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of numerous shielings and associated slighter structures of pre-Improvement date.

The shielings lie in two groups near the head of Lawers Burn at an altitude of between around 610m and 670m OD. The lower of the two groups comprises around 15 principal shielings each measuring approximately 7m by 3m internally, lying on moderately level moorland cut by numerous unnamed tributaries of the Lawers Burn.

The shielings are sub-rectangular with internal stone-faced walls and are encased in turf banks. Associated with these structures are numerous smaller circular and oval turf buildings and amorphous turf mounds which may represent former structures. The buildings are distributed in an irregular fashion on locally high ground adjacent to water. A second, smaller group of similar structures lies a short distance to the NW.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the visible shielings and associated structures and the area immediately around and between them. It is divided into two irregular parts, the NW part measuring a maximum of 160m E-W by 140m and the SE part 390m WNW-ESE by 100m as marked in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to add to our understanding of pre-improvement social and economic conditions. Together with other shieling groups in the vicinity and permanent settlements on lower ground close to Loch Tay it forms part of a rare and important surviving farming landscape of the pre-improvement period.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NN 64 SE 2 and 8.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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