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Moated settlement 414m south west of Mains of Kinmonth

A Scheduled Monument in Almond and Earn, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.3515 / 56°21'5"N

Longitude: -3.3565 / 3°21'23"W

OS Eastings: 316264

OS Northings: 718505

OS Grid: NO162185

Mapcode National: GBR 22.3V6L

Mapcode Global: WH6QL.DMW8

Entry Name: Moated settlement 414m SW of Mains of Kinmonth

Scheduled Date: 12 February 2001

Last Amended: 8 November 2021

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM9455

Schedule Class: Cultural

Location: Dunbarney

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Almond and Earn

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises a moated settlement of Medieval date, likely to be between 1100-1500 AD, visible as cropmarks on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies in arable farmland at about 5m above sea level. The monument comprises the remains of a sub-rectangular enclosure and building situated on the edge of a natural terrace above the northern floodplain of the River Earn. The south side of the enclosure is defined by the edge of the terrace and a shallow depression marks the line of a broad ditch on the north and west sides. Cropmarks show that the enclosing ditch survives on its east side but has been partly truncated by a modern field boundary. The interior of the enclosure measures a maximum of 80m from east to west by 47m north to south. A building is located within the enclosure and is visible as a dark sub-oval shape on aerial photography, measuring a maximum of 52m east to west by 25m north to south.

The scheduled area is irregular and extends up to but does not include the modern field boundary on its eastern side. It includes the remains described above and an area around within which evidence relating to the monument's construction, use and abandonment is expected to survive, as shown in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to contribute to an understanding of Medieval fortified settlement and economy.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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