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Chapel, depopulated settlement 700m WNW of Tom Nan Cruach, Glen Banvie

A Scheduled Monument in Highland, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.8034 / 56°48'12"N

Longitude: -3.9022 / 3°54'7"W

OS Eastings: 283941

OS Northings: 769597

OS Grid: NN839695

Mapcode National: GBR JBQQ.Z4X

Mapcode Global: WH4KY.1839

Entry Name: Chapel, depopulated settlement 700m WNW of Tom Nan Cruach, Glen Banvie

Scheduled Date: 16 February 2001

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM9550

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 in an island of rough pasture, surrounded by heather moorland, at about 360-430m O.D. It consists of a township comprising the remains of nine buildings, at least two kilns and associated enclosures, and field walls enclosed by a head-dyke, as depicted on the Ordnance Survey First Edition Map (1867). The buildings vary in size from c. 34.5m by 4.2m to c. 7m by 4m with walls standing to a height of c. 1.5m. At the SE corner of the area are the footings of five oval shieling bothies varying in size from c. 6m by 3.5m to c. 4m by 8m.

The settlement is reputedly known as 'Chapel' or occasionally 'Chapelton' and was depopulated c.1850 (information from Atholl Estate office). Twenty-two unroofed buildings, three enclosures, some field walls and part of the head-dyke are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1991).

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 irregular in shape, with maximum dimensions of about 605m from its northernmost to its southernmost point, by a maximum of about 420 due E-W, 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 NW 2.

Map references:

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

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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