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Bail' a' Chaisted, deserted settlement 750m west of Borenich

A Scheduled Monument in Highland, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.7178 / 56°43'4"N

Longitude: -3.9122 / 3°54'43"W

OS Eastings: 283062

OS Northings: 760095

OS Grid: NN830600

Mapcode National: GBR JBQY.SS7

Mapcode Global: WH4L9.WD6W

Entry Name: Bail' a' Chaisted, deserted settlement 750m W of Borenich

Scheduled Date: 22 January 2001

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM9575

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 is situated within improved farmland between 250-220m O.D. and consists of the abandoned township of Bail' a' Chaisted. The township, annotated as 'Ruins' on the Ordnance Survey First Edition map (1867), comprises twelve unroofed buildings, three enclosures and a head-dyke. Five unroofed buildings, one enclosure and the head-dyke are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1992).

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 in shape, with a diameter of 110m, 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 an understanding of post-medieval 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 SE 32.

Map references:

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

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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