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Clochkan, hut circle and cairn 1050m north of

A Scheduled Monument in Highland, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.7437 / 56°44'37"N

Longitude: -3.8344 / 3°50'3"W

OS Eastings: 287903

OS Northings: 762837

OS Grid: NN879628

Mapcode National: GBR JBXW.SD0

Mapcode Global: WH5M9.2RCM

Entry Name: Clochkan, hut circle and cairn 1050m N of

Scheduled Date: 3 March 1999

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7998

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: hut circle, roundhouse; Prehistoric ritual and funerary: cairn (

Location: Blair Atholl

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Highland

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises a hut circle and burial cairn, both of prehistoric date.

The monument lies in rough grassland at around 370m OD on a site which commands extensive views to the S and SW. It comprises a hut circle defined by a low turf-covered wall, levelled into a SW-facing slope and measuring approximately 12m in internal diameter. Hut circles such as this are characteristic of Bronze and Iron Age settlement sites and represent the remains of timber-roofed roundhouses.

Close to the SE of the hut circle is a grassed-over stony burial cairn of probable Bronze Age date. It measures approximately 7m in diameter by around 0.8m high and is sub-circular in shape. It lies just above a sharp break of slope to the S.

The surrounding hillside contains several other concentrations of prehistoric settlement and funerary remains.

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 rectangular with maximum dimensions of 70m WNW-ESE by 50m transversely, 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 upland prehistoric settlement and ritual activity. 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 19

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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