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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


William Burn architect, designed 1823, built circa 1832-34 as part of uncompleted scheme.

Corner block: Simple classical style, 2 storey, 5 bays to Main Street elevation with some blind openings.

Adjoining houses on Main Street, 2 storey, 3 bays.

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



Canmore: CANMORE ID 225794

William Burn's feu-plan is dated February 7, 1823 (Moncrieff papers)


Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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