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Wester Tullich, copper mine & associated remains 700m north east of

A Scheduled Monument in Trossachs and Teith, Stirling

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.5138 / 56°30'49"N

Longitude: -4.1282 / 4°7'41"W

OS Eastings: 269138

OS Northings: 737777

OS Grid: NN691377

Mapcode National: GBR JC5H.PQ8

Mapcode Global: WH4M5.KJDT

Entry Name: Wester Tullich, copper mine & associated remains 700m NE of

Scheduled Date: 21 December 2000

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM9163

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Industrial: mines, quarries; Secular: settlement, including deserted, depopulated and townships

Location: Kenmore

County: Stirling

Electoral Ward: Trossachs and Teith

Traditional County: Perthshire

Description

The monument consists of the remains of 19th century copper ore working, situated on the southern side of LOch Tay.

A variety of types of working for copper pyrites are represented, including open cast, cave extraction and shaft working, together with ruins of dwelling houses and other buildings, the remains of a reservior, and associated tracks and waste heaps.

The area to be scheduled is irregular in shape, measuring about 360m from its northernmost point to its southernmost, and about 260m from its westernmost point to its easternmost, to include the visible and below-ground elements of the workings, as marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as the best-preserved above-ground copper workings in Scotland, illustrating the principal methods of ore-body (rather than vein) extraction. The survival of drystone dwellings in association with the workings is interesting and unusual. The site is also partly designated as a geological Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NN 63 NE 28.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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