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Clunie Wood, An Dun fort

A Scheduled Monument in Highland, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.6987 / 56°41'55"N

Longitude: -3.764 / 3°45'50"W

OS Eastings: 292078

OS Northings: 757718

OS Grid: NN920577

Mapcode National: GBR KC20.GK6

Mapcode Global: WH5MJ.4WWL

Entry Name: Clunie Wood, An Dun fort

Scheduled Date: 26 November 2001

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM9536

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Moulin

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Highland

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument is situated on the NW side of a precipice known as An Dun, within Clunie Wood conifer plantation. The fort is defined by two earthworks: the inner work comprises an earthen rampart enclosing an oval area of about 26m EW by 20m transversely. This rampart is to a scarp, but shows an intermittent stone revetment, and an ill-defined entrance gap is present in the SW. The outworks comprise ramparts reduced to terraces that encircle the NE, NW and SW sides and abut a cliff on the SE. The entrance through the outer rampart is towards the SE, creating a staggered access to the summit. A heat cracked stone with iron slag attached was recovered from near the entrance of the fort.

Forts of this type are characteristic of the Iron Age and date to the latter half of the first millennium BC-early first millennium AD.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the remains described and an area around them in which related material may be expected to be found. The area to be scheduled is irregular, with maximum dimensions of 90m NE-SW and 75m transversely.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to contribute to an understanding of prehistoric defended settlement and economy. Its importance is increased by its proximity to other monuments of potentially contemporary date.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland




Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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