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Loch of Clunie,crannog 450m NNE of Clunie Castle

A Scheduled Monument in Blairgowrie and Glens, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.5836 / 56°35'0"N

Longitude: -3.4436 / 3°26'36"W

OS Eastings: 311426

OS Northings: 744452

OS Grid: NO114444

Mapcode National: GBR V6.D7XR

Mapcode Global: WH6PD.2SG9

Entry Name: Loch of Clunie,crannog 450m NNE of Clunie Castle

Scheduled Date: 15 December 1992

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5505

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: crannog

Location: Clunie

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Blairgowrie and Glens

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument is a small crannog, an artifical island probably of the prehistoric period, on which a house would have been erected. It measures about 12m in diameter; it is only rarely visible above the surface of the loch.

The area to be scheduled measures 50m in diameter, centred on the crannog, to include the crannog and an area around it in which material and structures associated with the crannog and its use may survive, as marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a waterlogged crannog, which has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of prehistoric settlement, particularly in the area of preserved organic artefacts. It is of particular importance because it is the earliest element in a long complex sequence of settlement, the main later elements of which are the motte on the shore of loch and Clunie Castle, which lies on another island in the loch.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 14 SW 26.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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