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Creag Dhubh, shielings 400m west of

A Scheduled Monument in Highland, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.5205 / 56°31'13"N

Longitude: -4.2343 / 4°14'3"W

OS Eastings: 262636

OS Northings: 738733

OS Grid: NN626387

Mapcode National: GBR HCXH.34X

Mapcode Global: WH3KZ.XCTN

Entry Name: Creag Dhubh, shielings 400m W of

Scheduled Date: 9 October 1995

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6226

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 dating to the pre-Improvement period.

The monument lies on open moorland along the E and W banks of the Allt Coire a' Chonnaidh at an altitude of from around 500m to 650m OD. It comprises approximately 25 shielings of which 10 are circular with diameters averaging some 4m internally while the remainder are sub-rectangular with dimensions of approximately 8m by 7m. The shielings have internal stone-faced walls and are encased in turf mounds.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the visible features and the area immediately around and between them. It is irregular in shape with maximum dimensions of 580m N-S by 260m E-W 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. Its importance is greatly enhanced by its association with the wider landscape of pre-Improvement farming practice in the vicinity.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NW63NW 22.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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