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Kincraigie, homestead 170m NNW of

A Scheduled Monument in Strathtay, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.625 / 56°37'29"N

Longitude: -3.6535 / 3°39'12"W

OS Eastings: 298643

OS Northings: 749347

OS Grid: NN986493

Mapcode National: GBR V1.DM3P

Mapcode Global: WH5MY.VRD2

Entry Name: Kincraigie, homestead 170m NNW of

Scheduled Date: 14 January 2002

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM9616

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: homestead

Location: Little Dunkeld

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Strathtay

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises a homestead of prehistoric date, visible as an upstanding structure. The monument is situated in arable farmland at approximately 90m OD. The site is depicted as a 'Castle' on the Ordnance Survey First Edition map (1867) and as a 'homestead' on the current Ordnance Survey 1:10,000 map (1977).

The remains comprise a circular stone-built enclosure, measuring c.26.5m in diameter, with an outer facing course of large boulders traceable for most of the circumference. Though there are no certain inner faces, the wall was probably about 3.7m thick, with an entrance in the SE. The homestead has been levelled into the foot of a gentle slope, overlooking and surrounded by good arable land.

Homesteads, sometimes known as ring-forts, are circular stone- and timber-built structures representing farmsteads. They normally date to the Iron Age (from the late first millennium BC to the first half of the first millennium AD).

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related material may be expected to survive. It is circular in shape with a diameter of 50m, as marked in red on the accompanying map. The modern field boundary immediately to the north is excluded from the scheduling.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

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

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NN 94 NE 4.

Map reference:

Ordnance Survey 1867 First Edition map (Perthshire) sheet 1, 6 inches to 1 mile.

Ordnance Survey 1977 Tayside, sheet NN94NE, 1:10,000 map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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