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Borenich, dun 600m NNE of

A Scheduled Monument in Highland, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.723 / 56°43'22"N

Longitude: -3.8976 / 3°53'51"W

OS Eastings: 283973

OS Northings: 760649

OS Grid: NN839606

Mapcode National: GBR JBRY.FCS

Mapcode Global: WH4LB.388W

Entry Name: Borenich, dun 600m NNE of

Scheduled Date: 10 December 1964

Last Amended: 25 August 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM2486

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: dun

Location: Blair Atholl

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Highland

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises a dun, or homestead, of later prehistoric date. It is being re-scheduled to clarify the extent of the protected area.

The monument lies in rough pasture at around 310m OD, set into a SW-facing slope. It comprises a circular stone-walled dun or homestead measuring about 22m in overall diameter. The walls are spread to a thickness of at least 5m; the outer wall face can be seen intermittently, and the inner face survives to a maximum height of about 1.5m. The entrance is on the SE and is about 1.2m wide, with two opposed door jambs comprising slabs on edge about 1.3m down the passage. Later field walls adjoin the structure on its NW, NE, and SW sides.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related material may be expected to survive. It is circular with a diameter of 55m, as marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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