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Borenich, hut-circle and field system 550m NNE of

A Scheduled Monument in Highland, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.7226 / 56°43'21"N

Longitude: -3.8966 / 3°53'47"W

OS Eastings: 284033

OS Northings: 760598

OS Grid: NN840605

Mapcode National: GBR JBRY.FV7

Mapcode Global: WH4LB.39R6

Entry Name: Borenich, hut-circle and field system 550m NNE of

Scheduled Date: 25 August 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7719

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: hut circle, roundhouse

Location: Blair Atholl

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Highland

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises a hut-circle and associated field system of prehistoric date, visible as a series of grassed-over banks and mounds.

The monument lies in rough pasture at around 310m OD. The hut-circle comprises an oval embankment, measuring approximately 13m ESE-WNW by about 11m. The walls measure a maximum of about 4m thick, and there is an entrance to the SW. The hut-circle lies at the S end of a small, apparently contemporary field system comprising a number of stone clearance heaps and lynchets.

Hut-circles have been found on excavation to represent the remains of stone-built, timber-roofed roundhouses of the Bronze and Iron Ages.

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 circular with a diameter of 60m, as marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to contribute to our understanding of upland 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 86 SW 5.


Watson, W. J. (1915) 'Circular forts in Lorn and north Perthshire; with a note on the excavation of one at Borenich, Loch Tummel', Proc Soc Antiq Scot, Vol. 49, 25.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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