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Tomtayewen, dun

A Scheduled Monument in Highland, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.6306 / 56°37'50"N

Longitude: -3.8211 / 3°49'15"W

OS Eastings: 288382

OS Northings: 750229

OS Grid: NN883502

Mapcode National: GBR JCY6.0DL

Mapcode Global: WH5MW.8LPS

Entry Name: Tomtayewen, dun

Scheduled Date: 11 December 1967

Last Amended: 23 March 2001

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM2621

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: dun

Location: Logierait

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Highland

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises a dun of prehistoric date. The monument was first scheduled in 1967. It is being rescheduled in order to clarify the extent of the scheduled area.

The monument lies within a modern grazed enclosure, at around 170m OD. It comprises a dun, the NW arc of which is visible as a stretch of drystone wall measuring about 8m long, 2.3m thick and up to about 1.5m high. The remainder of the enclosing wall of the dun is no longer standing. The grassy surface of the interior is uneven. Duns are fortified settlement sites of Iron Age date.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related material may be expected to be found. It is irregular with maximum dimensions of 26m from its easternmost point to its westernmost point and 23m from its northernmost point to its southernmost point, bounded on the W by a track and on the NE and E by a dyke, as marked in red on the accompanying map extract. The above-ground elements of the dykes bounding parts of and within the area proposed for scheduling are excluded from the present rescheduling.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to contribute to our understanding of later prehistoric defended settlement and society.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



The monument is RCAHMS number NN 85 SE 12.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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