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Phoineas Hill,enclosure 900m ESE of Phoineas House

A Scheduled Monument in Aird and Loch Ness, Highland

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Latitude: 57.4495 / 57°26'58"N

Longitude: -4.4454 / 4°26'43"W

OS Eastings: 253353

OS Northings: 842554

OS Grid: NH533425

Mapcode National: GBR H9D1.2GZ

Mapcode Global: WH3FF.P0BY

Entry Name: Phoineas Hill,enclosure 900m ESE of Phoineas House

Scheduled Date: 30 March 1990

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4729

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: enclosure (domestic or defensive)

Location: Kiltarlity and Convinth

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Aird and Loch Ness

Traditional County: Inverness-shire


The monument comprises the remains of an enclosure measuring 120m NE- SW by 80m transversely, formed by building a wall across the accessible SW approach to a promontory. It is likely that the enclosure dates to the prehistoric period. The wall has been constructed from massive boulders forming the outer face and extends for a length of 35m. An upright stone 1.8m high lies on the south side of the entrance. The area to be scheduled measures 140m NE-SW by 100m transversely, to include the enclosed area, the wall, and an area around the enclosed area in which traces of activity associated with its use will survive, as marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as an unusual and distinctive form of enclosure, which has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of early settlement.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NH 54 SW 11.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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