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Corb,settlement 1000m NNW of

A Scheduled Monument in Blairgowrie and Glens, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.7052 / 56°42'18"N

Longitude: -3.3737 / 3°22'25"W

OS Eastings: 315989

OS Northings: 757899

OS Grid: NO159578

Mapcode National: GBR V7.ZL5T

Mapcode Global: WH6NV.4QQK

Entry Name: Corb,settlement 1000m NNW of

Scheduled Date: 4 September 1989

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4703

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: field or field system

Location: Alyth

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Blairgowrie and Glens

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument is a large settlement of the later Bronze Age or Iron Age, some 2000-3000 years old. There are 16 stone-walled house stances mostly in a very good state of preservation, associated with the remarkably complete remains of a field system, marked by numerous irregular walls, lynchets and some stone clearance heaps. The houses are of two types, single-walled and double-walled 'Dalrulzion' designs.

They vary in diameter from 6.5m to 14m in diameter. Houses 'N/O' and 'P' are both unusual double 'Dalrulzion' type house, in both of which two single walled houses are surrounded by a single outer wall. Overall 'N/O' is 30m x 15m and 'P' is 15m x 15m.

Both are linked to field walls, which seem to form a lane running between 'N/O' and 'P'. In addition there are a number of ill-defined scoops which may represent the sites of earlier houses. A 6-sided area measuring 515m (NNW-SSE) x 490m (WSW-ENE) x 500m (NNE-SSW) is proposed for scheduling; this includes the settlement, the whole field system and a portion of the 'outfield' beyond the field system.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its very well preserved and clearly observable field characteristics. It is a very good example of its type. The preservation of the contemporary field system is particularly good. It is of particular interest because of the unusual design of houses 'N/O' and 'P'. it is likely, from field observation, that at least three phases of occupation are present, commencing in the later Bronze Age.

The monument is of national importance to the theme of the development of settlement in later prehistory. Excavation would recover information on the way of life of the inhabitants and their agricultural practices which would be of national importance to the theme of the understanding of later prehistoric society and economy.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 15 NE 10.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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