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Little Shinagag, deserted settlement

A Scheduled Monument in Highland, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.7843 / 56°47'3"N

Longitude: -3.7256 / 3°43'32"W

OS Eastings: 294667

OS Northings: 767183

OS Grid: NN946671

Mapcode National: GBR KB5S.G42

Mapcode Global: WH5M4.RQ2Z

Entry Name: Little Shinagag, deserted settlement

Scheduled Date: 12 February 2001

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM9571

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Secular: settlement, including deserted, depopulated and townships

Location: Blair Atholl

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Highland

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises a depopulated settlement of post-medieval date.

The monument lies in rough moorland at about 360m O.D. It is depicted on the Ordnance Survey First Edition map (1867) as the ruinous township of Little Shinagag, comprising four unroofed buildings (one of which is a long building and another is L-shaped) and an enclosure. Six unroofed buildings, an enclosure and a head-dyke are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1973). The remains vary from completely grass covered walls measuring c. 0.3 high to drystone walls c. 0.8m high and range from c. 5-28m in length by 2-3m in width.

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 in shape, with maximum dimensions of 125m N-S by 115m E-W, 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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