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Monzie,hut circles 700m SSE of

A Scheduled Monument in Highland, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.7838 / 56°47'1"N

Longitude: -3.7896 / 3°47'22"W

OS Eastings: 290755

OS Northings: 767237

OS Grid: NN907672

Mapcode National: GBR KB0S.GT3

Mapcode Global: WH5M3.RRL9

Entry Name: Monzie,hut circles 700m SSE of

Scheduled Date: 24 March 1988

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4495

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: hut circle, roundhouse

Location: Blair Atholl

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Highland

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises two circular house stances of the Later Bronze Age or Iron Age between 2000 and 3000 years old, located on a raised area between the farm roads of Monzie and Shinagag. The eastern is of massive build, measuring 9m in diameter within a bank up to 3m broad, the central area being raised above the surrounding ground level. The eastern circle is built in an apparently natural scoop. It is less substantial than its neighbour but this may reflect an original difference in scale, or even greater age. An area measuring a maximum of 45m (NE-SW) x 40m transversely is proposed for scheduling to include the two stances and a small area around in which traces of activity associated with their use will survive.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a well preserved example of a small farmstead which has the potential to enhance our understanding of settlement in the prehistoric period. It is of particular interest because of the great difference between the two stances; examination of these and different functions the buildings may have had would provide information of considerable importance. The importance of the monument is increased by the presence of different types of Late Bronze Age/Iron Age settlement structure in the area; once again comparison of the different forms and functions would be valuable.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



The monument is RCAHMS number NN 96 NW 6.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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