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Auchenlaich, fort 650m NNE of

A Scheduled Monument in Trossachs and Teith, Stirling

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Latitude: 56.2442 / 56°14'38"N

Longitude: -4.1809 / 4°10'51"W

OS Eastings: 264944

OS Northings: 707876

OS Grid: NN649078

Mapcode National: GBR 12.BGPX

Mapcode Global: WH4NH.R98Z

Entry Name: Auchenlaich, fort 650m NNE of

Scheduled Date: 26 November 2003

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6965

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: fort (includes hill and promontory fort)

Location: Callander

County: Stirling

Electoral Ward: Trossachs and Teith

Traditional County: Perthshire


18th century with later alterations. 2-storey and attic, 2-bay house with crowstepped gable to Bridge Street and single bay, 2-storey lean-to projection with canted NE angle along N (Shore Street) elevation; converted as shop at ground. Painted, cement-rendered and lined at ground to Bridge Street; painted, harled elsewhere. Base course.

W (BRIDGE STREET) ELEVATION: deep-set, modern glazed door with large rectangular fanlight at ground in bay to centre. Enlarged shop window at ground in bay to left and 2 bays to right; 2 attic windows to gable; gablehead stack above.

N (SHORE STREET) ELEVATION: 3-bay. Shop window at ground in bay offset to left of centre and to outer right. Deep-set modern timber-panelled door with letterbox fanlight at ground in bay to outer left; window at 1st floor above.

4-pane timber sash and case windows; shop window at ground; rooflights to N pitch. Grey slate roof; stone ridge; stone skews to projection; predominantly cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: converted as shop at ground; unseen above, 1998.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to contribute to our understanding of prehistoric defensive settlement and economy. The unusual layout of this fort, with the interior so much higher than the ramparts in places, could have particular relevance for the debate on whether such monuments were primarily defensive sites or ostentatious symbols of power.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



1st edition Ordnance Survey map, (1881), evident.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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