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Clunie Castle

A Scheduled Monument in Strathtay, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.5796 / 56°34'46"N

Longitude: -3.4451 / 3°26'42"W

OS Eastings: 311325

OS Northings: 744009

OS Grid: NO113440

Mapcode National: GBR V6.DFL2

Mapcode Global: WH6PD.1WRC

Entry Name: Clunie Castle

Scheduled Date: 31 December 1992

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5508

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Secular: castle

Location: Clunie

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Strathtay

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument consists of a small late-medieval castle situated on an island in Loch of Clunie. The castle is a simple L-plan tower house of the 16th-17th centuries situated on an island, which is reputed to be artificial, in Loch of Clunie. It was restored and modified to form a dwelling house in the late 18th century, when larger windows were inserted and a larger kitchen range was added (probably on the site of a chapel dedicated

to St Catherine).

The area to be scheduled comprises the entire island on which the castle stands and an area of the loch bed around it in which material associated with the castle and its use may survive, an area 100m in diameter overall, as marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a building with the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of medieval castellated architecture. It is particularly important because it is related to the large pre-existing motte on the shore of the loch and its associated structures, and because it is the latest element in a sequence of settlement commencing with the prehistoric crannog which also lies in the loch. It is also important because of the distinct likelihood of waterlogged organic remains surviving in pits and ditches dug around the castle, and on the adjacent bed of the loch.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 14 SW 4.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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