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Creag Odhar, dun on summit of

A Scheduled Monument in Highland, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.7526 / 56°45'9"N

Longitude: -3.8391 / 3°50'20"W

OS Eastings: 287640

OS Northings: 763838

OS Grid: NN876638

Mapcode National: GBR JBWW.451

Mapcode Global: WH5M9.0J4R

Entry Name: Creag Odhar, dun on summit of

Scheduled Date: 22 January 2001

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM9515

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: dun

Location: Blair Atholl

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Highland

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises a dun of prehistoric date, visible as an upstanding structure.

The monument is situated on the summit of Creag Odhar, at about 408m O.D. The dun is oval in shape and measures 36.5m NW-SE by 24m NE-SW, defined by a tumbled and overgrown wall of which occasional inner and outer facing stones survive. In the W sector a wall thickness of 2.7m is indicated.

There is no direct evidence of an entrance but the suggestion of an inclined approach from the S may imply that there was one in this quarter. Traces of lower, outer enclosures are visible to the S and E. The situation is exposed and not particularly defensive but it is a vantage point that gives wide command of all approaches. Duns are fortified settlement sites of Iron Age date.

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 an irregular oval in shape and measures about 95m NE-SW by 75m NW-SE 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 later prehistoric defended 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 29.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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