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Inverdunning House, settlement, house and pits 200m WSW of

A Scheduled Monument in Strathallan, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.3267 / 56°19'36"N

Longitude: -3.5792 / 3°34'45"W

OS Eastings: 302442

OS Northings: 716049

OS Grid: NO024160

Mapcode National: GBR 1S.5CW8

Mapcode Global: WH5PJ.Z7SP

Entry Name: Inverdunning House, settlement, house and pits 200m WSW of

Scheduled Date: 23 February 2001

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM9159

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: enclosure (domestic or defensive)

Location: Dunning

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Strathallan

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument is a defended settlement of the Iron Age, visible as cropmarks in arable land and woodland at c. 35m OD, overlooking the valley of the Dunning Burn.

The monument occupies the flat top of a promontory defined on the north, west and south by a steep drop to the floor of the valley. The flat eastern approach is cut off from the river terrace by a ditch running north-south, now filled in and appearing as a cropmark in the arable field; the line of the ditch is just visible on the surface in the afforested ground to the north.

The enclosed area measures c.50m by 70m, within which the cropmarks of at least two ring-ditch houses are visible. Part of the enclosed area falls within land now planted with trees, in which no cropmarks can appear.

The area to be scheduled measures 170m NE-SW by 140m transversely, to include the visible features of the settlement and an area around it in which features associated with its use are likely to survive, as marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a very clearly defined defended settlement, which has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of prehistoric settlement and economy.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 01 NW 64.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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