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Sheriff Muir, Whitestone Range, south west of Harperstone

A Scheduled Monument in Dunblane and Bridge of Allan, Stirling

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.2114 / 56°12'40"N

Longitude: -3.8766 / 3°52'35"W

OS Eastings: 283704

OS Northings: 703673

OS Grid: NN837036

Mapcode National: GBR 1F.DR2K

Mapcode Global: WH4NV.F47M

Entry Name: Sheriff Muir, Whitestone Range, SW of Harperstone

Scheduled Date: 19 November 2003

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM10929

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: 20th Century Military and Related: Artillery mount

Location: Dunblane and Lecropt

County: Stirling

Electoral Ward: Dunblane and Bridge of Allan

Traditional County: Perthshire

Description

Mid 19th century kippering-house comprising fish-house

(or splittering shed), kiln, yard, store and shop. Mainly

rubble with tooled rubble dressings.

KILN: Tall rubble kiln with upper portion of long elevations, weatherboard end louvred: long louvred ridge vent.

FISH HOUSE: abuts kiln; 3 bays with 6-pane sashes and roof

lights in slate roof: gable loft entrance.

YARD: High harled rubble wall encloses yard; simple

gatepiers flank entrance.

STORE: 2-storey rectangular rubble store at right angles

to fish house. Modern narrow 3-bay shop inserted in ground

floor flanked by original 8-pane windows in outer bays,

ground and 1st floor. Central 1st floor gable loft door with

hoist projecting above.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a collection of well-preserved examples of British military training features dating from at least 1860 to the Korean War. This monument is also important in a European context given the unique range of surviving features.

Such training facilities are often poorly documented and this type of monument is often at risk from clearance. Therefore, the physical remains should be preserved to contribute to our understanding of this period. Its significance is enhanced by the detail of recent, thorough survey.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Sources

Bibliography

Geoffrey D Hay and Geoffrey P Stell, MONUMENTS OF INDUSTRY

(1986) pp 26-29

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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