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Ballinloan, hut circles 280m south east of

A Scheduled Monument in Blairgowrie and Glens, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.7153 / 56°42'55"N

Longitude: -3.4762 / 3°28'34"W

OS Eastings: 309740

OS Northings: 759150

OS Grid: NO097591

Mapcode National: GBR V5.J0C2

Mapcode Global: WH5MN.KGWV

Entry Name: Ballinloan, hut circles 280m SE of

Scheduled Date: 23 February 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7637

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: hut circle, roundhouse

Location: Kirkmichael (Perth & Kinross)

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Blairgowrie and Glens

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises three hut circles of prehistoric date visible as a series of earthworks in rough pasture.

The monument lies in the hills on the E side of Strathardle at around 270m OD. It comprises three hut circles, each measuring some 8-10m in internal diameter within walls spread to between 1.5-2.5m, and up to around 0.5m high. Occasional facing stones are visible in the walls.

The SE hut circle is clipped on its S arc by the modern field boundary, a second hut circle joins it immediately to the N, while the third in the group lies some 20m to the NW. Each represents the remains of a substantial roundhouse of later prehistoric date.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the remains described above and an area around them within which associated deposits may be expected to survive. It is irregular in shape, measuring 70m between its northernmost and southernmost points, and 70m between its easternmost and westernmost points, as marked in red on the accompanying map extract. The scheduling excludes above-ground elements of modern field boundaries and gates.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to add to our understanding or prehistoric settlement and economy.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO05NE 142 and 143.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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