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Monzie,settlements 400m south east of

A Scheduled Monument in Highland, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.7874 / 56°47'14"N

Longitude: -3.7885 / 3°47'18"W

OS Eastings: 290837

OS Northings: 767629

OS Grid: NN908676

Mapcode National: GBR KB0S.9B9

Mapcode Global: WH5M3.SN4L

Entry Name: Monzie,settlements 400m SE of

Scheduled Date: 24 March 1988

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4496

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: settlement; Secular: farmstead

Location: Blair Atholl

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Highland

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument is a settlement of the Later Bronze Age or Iron Age (some 2000 to 3000 years old), and the remains of a farmstead of the pre-improvement period (some 200 to 400 years old). The prehistoric settlement comprises the remains of three circular house stances, two of them well preserved, the third rather slight. All three occupy the summits of low knolls. They are from 10m to 12m in diameter. Immediately to the NW lie the remains of a rectangular stone building, and attached to it, a walled enclosure.

The building is divided into two. An area measuring 150m (E-W) x 110m transversely is proposed for scheduling, to include the three circular house stances, the rectangular building, the enclosure, and an area in which the remains of ancillary activities will survive. Both parts of the monuments have well preserved field characteristics. Two of the houses of the prehistoric period are well preserved; the third is included as its relatively dilapidated appearance may indicate that it is older than the other two.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The house stances and the area around are of national importance because archaeological investigation would provide information of considerable value about the way of life of the inhabitants of the area in the later prehistoric period. The houses are of particular interest because of the presence of other house stances, of two different types, in the area. Comparison of the different structural types and functions would provide information about the development and use of the later prehistoric landscape. The pre-improvement house and enclosure are of national importance because archaeological investigation would provide information of considerable value about the way of life of the local farming population in the period before the agricultural improvements.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



The monument is RCAHMS number NN 96 NW 6.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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