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Knockbarrie,hut circles and field system 1900m ENE of

A Scheduled Monument in Highland, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.7142 / 56°42'51"N

Longitude: -3.6599 / 3°39'35"W

OS Eastings: 298496

OS Northings: 759285

OS Grid: NN984592

Mapcode National: GBR V0.M5N7

Mapcode Global: WH5MK.RHDP

Entry Name: Knockbarrie,hut circles and field system 1900m ENE of

Scheduled Date: 7 February 1989

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4634

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: field or field system

Location: Moulin

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Highland

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises the remains of at least five circular houses ("hut circles") of the later Bronze Age/Iron Age (some 3000 years old) and a contemporary field system. The houses survive as low turf-covered banks enclosing areas measuring between 10m and 12m in diameter. The houses are all single- walled. They are widely spaced across rough moorland. Associated with the northern and northeastern circles are extensive remains of contemporary cultivation, comprising clearance cairns, field banks and lynchets. Four separate areas are proposed for scheduling; around the westernmost house and around the two southern houses areas measuring 40m in diameter, centred on each house, to include the houses and an area around each in which traces of activities associated with their use will survive. Around the north and northeastern houses an area measuring 700m WNW - ESE by 300m transversely is proposed for scheduling to include both houses and the field system around.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a well preserved dispersed settlement of the late Bronze Age/Iron Age which has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of settlement and agriculture in prehistory. It is of particular interest because there are no double-walled 'Dalrulzion' type houses in the gorup; this is uncommon in this area. It is also unusual in being such a dispersed settlement. Taken with the probably broadly contemporary settlements to the N and S, the monument has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of the development and organisation of the prehistoric landscape.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the site as NN95NE 6.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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