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Allean Cottages,homestead and rectangular buildings 70m WSW of

A Scheduled Monument in Highland, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.7182 / 56°43'5"N

Longitude: -3.8544 / 3°51'15"W

OS Eastings: 286602

OS Northings: 760035

OS Grid: NN866600

Mapcode National: GBR JBVY.WPH

Mapcode Global: WH4LB.RDRM

Entry Name: Allean Cottages,homestead and rectangular buildings 70m WSW of

Scheduled Date: 9 October 1992

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5427

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: homestead; Secular: settlement, including deserted, depopulated

Location: Blair Atholl

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Highland

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument is a homestead of the Iron Age overlain by a pre- improvement settlement.

The homestead, about 2000 years old, is enclosed by a circular wall 3m thick with an overall diameter of about 25m. Part of it has been occupied by three rectangular structures of varying dimensions belonging to the pre-improvement settlement. Beyond the homestead, to the NW are three or four further rectangular buildings. To the NE a rectangular building, approached from the N by a terraced trackway, abuts the homestead wall. A small rectangular structure lies between the trackway and the homestead.

The area to be scheduled includes the homestead and settlement and an area around them within which traces of activity associated with their use will survive. The area is irregular, measures 80m WNW-ESE by 55m, and is bounded to the NE by the forestry track, as marked in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a well preserved Iron Age homestead and pre-improvement settlement which has the potential to enhance our understanding of Iron Age and later settlement in the area.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland




Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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