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Blackbank, hut circles 600m NNW of

A Scheduled Monument in Carse of Gowrie, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.4399 / 56°26'23"N

Longitude: -3.2779 / 3°16'40"W

OS Eastings: 321308

OS Northings: 728256

OS Grid: NO213282

Mapcode National: GBR VB.CBGB

Mapcode Global: WH6Q7.MDBF

Entry Name: Blackbank, hut circles 600m NNW of

Scheduled Date: 3 November 1999

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7331

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: hut circle, roundhouse

Location: Kilspindie

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Carse of Gowrie

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises two hut circles of prehistoric date, visible as turf covered wall footings.

The monument lies in unimproved moorland at around 750m OD. The northerly hut circle is sub-square, measuring about 10m NW-SE by 10.5m transversely. Its walls survive as a heather covered bank up to 1.8m in thickness and 0.3m in height. There may be an entrance on the SE.

The second hut circle lies to the SE and is circular, measuring about 10m in internal diameter. Its walls survive as short lengths of very low bank. There are three sub-rectangular structures measuring up to 4m in length in close proximity to the northerly hut circle, and a low turf bank runs past the hut circles to the S.

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 circular with a diameter of 70m, 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 our understanding of upland prehistoric 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 NO 22 NW 19.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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