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Kinnaird,settlements & field systems 1500m north east of

A Scheduled Monument in Highland, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.7257 / 56°43'32"N

Longitude: -3.7007 / 3°42'2"W

OS Eastings: 296031

OS Northings: 760627

OS Grid: NN960606

Mapcode National: GBR KB7Y.7K4

Mapcode Global: WH5MK.461V

Entry Name: Kinnaird,settlements & field systems 1500m NE of

Scheduled Date: 15 November 1990

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4828

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: hut circle, roundhouse

Location: Moulin

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Highland

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises the extensive remains of settlement and agriculture of the Bronze Age. There are the remains of at least 32 circular houses (hut circles), most of them well preserved; the majority stand alone, the others are in complex groups of two or three. There are also the remains of a double-walled "Dalrulzian" type house. The hut circles vary in diameter from 9m to 17m. The houses are associated with extensive and well preserved field systems defined by low banks and field clearance cairns, some of which are very substantial.

The area to be scheduled measures a maximum of 1250m NNW-SSE and 800m transversely, as marked on the attached map, to include the settlements and field systems and an area between and around them in which traces of activity associated with their use will survive; the NW boundary is formed in part by the Allt na Cachaileith, the SE boundary is formed in part by the Kinnaird Burn, as marked in red on the attached map. The fabric of the modern track which crosses the area, and of the existing fences and walls is specifically excluded from the scheduling.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a remarkably extensive complex of farming settlements, complete with their associated field systems, which has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of prehistoric settlement and agriculture. It is of particular importance because of the considerable surviving extent of the remains and because of the well preserved field characteristics of the hut circles and the field systems. Taken with the other monuments in the area the complex has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of the development and organisation of the prehistoric landscape.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NN 96 SE 2, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 22

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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