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Middleton Muir,settlements,field systems,cairns and deer dyke

A Scheduled Monument in Blairgowrie and Glens, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.6196 / 56°37'10"N

Longitude: -3.4232 / 3°25'23"W

OS Eastings: 312763

OS Northings: 748431

OS Grid: NO127484

Mapcode National: GBR V6.XSTP

Mapcode Global: WH6P6.DW47

Entry Name: Middleton Muir,settlements,field systems,cairns and deer dyke

Scheduled Date: 21 May 1992

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5396

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: hut circle, roundhouse; Prehistoric ritual and funerary: ring ca

Location: Kinloch

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Blairgowrie and Glens

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises the remains of settlements of circular houses

of the Bronze Age, with the remains of field systems, some of which

will be contemporary with the houses, and burial cairns, forming one

of the most extensive assemblages of prehistoric remains in North-

east Perthshire. There are the remains of at least 30 circular houses

of a great variety of form, surviving as turf and heather-covered

rings. Around and between these houses are field systems defined by

low banks and indicated also by scatters of cairns of field clearance stone. Amongst these remains there are at least 5 cairns which can be identified as burial cairns; one is a particularly well preserved

ring cairn, the others are more bowl-shaped, up to 10m across and

0.6m high.

Across the southern part of the area to be scheduled runs the

monument known as "Buzzart Dykes" the remains of a deer dyke of the medieval period, which survives as an earthwork up to 1.4m high accompanied by a ditch up to 1.2m deep.

The irregular area to be scheduled measures a maximum of 2120m WNW to ESE, 2490m SW to NE and 1940m NW to SE, to include the remains of the setlements, the field systems, the burial cairns and the deer dyke,

and areas around and between the visible features where further

features associated with their use, at present not visible, will survive, as marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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