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Leacann Ghlasa,shielings 1000m north west of

A Scheduled Monument in Highland, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.5249 / 56°31'29"N

Longitude: -4.2547 / 4°15'16"W

OS Eastings: 261400

OS Northings: 739264

OS Grid: NN614392

Mapcode National: GBR HCVG.RV2

Mapcode Global: WH3KZ.M858

Entry Name: Leacann Ghlasa,shielings 1000m NW of

Scheduled Date: 13 March 1995

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6167

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Secular: shieling

Location: Kenmore

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Highland

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises a substantial group of shielings and ancilliary structures dating to the pre-Improvement period.

The monument lies on a level area of moorland on both the N and S sides of the Burn of Edramucky at an altitude of around 635 OD. It comprises approximately 30 shielings and associated buildings. These include a number of turf-built circular structures some 4m in internal diameter as well as some which are considerably smaller.

Many of the other structures are rectilinear, turf-built shielings with internal stone wall-faces. These generally measure approximately 7m by 4m internally although one, towards the centre of the group, is somewhat larger and appears to have a figure-of-eight ground-plan.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the visible features and an area immediately around and between them. It is irregular in shape with maximum dimensions of 350m ENE-WSW by 170m 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. The chronological and functional relationships between the range of building forms will be highly significant in developing an understanding of the working of the shieling system.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NN 63 NW 21.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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